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Blake Bortles QB - JAC

Experience: 4 YRS   Height: 6'5"   Weight: 232  Bye: 9
Proj Pts.
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The Jaguars and QB Blake Bortles have agreed to a new 3-year, $54 million contract with $26.5 million guaranteed. The organization has been lukewarm on Bortles (and rightfully so), but obviously thinks he's their best option for now. It's actually a relatively short and cheap deal for a starting QB -- and it reduces Bortles' 2018 cap hit by $9 million. It's possible this contract is structured so that the Jags can get out of it as early as next offseason, and it wouldn't be surprising to see them add a QB at some point during the upcoming draft. Bortles is at least locked in as Jacksonville's 2018 starter, though. As shaky as his play has been at times, he's finished as a top 13 QB in each of the past 3 seasons.

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Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had surgery on his right (throwing) wrist on January 26, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bortles reportedly played the entire season with the injury after suffering it in December 2016. We don't have any details on the procedure or his timetable for return, but we'll monitor his progress throughout the offseason.

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The forecast for today's Jaguars-Browns game calls for a 45% chance of rain with winds of 20-22 mph. That wind is a concern for the passing and kicking games, but hopefully you weren't relying on those pieces too heavily anyway. Both teams were already likely to go run-heavy here. We did move Ks Josh Lambo and Zane Gonzalez down the Week 11 Rankings.

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Per multiple sources, Jags HC Doug Marrone will name Blake Bortles the Week 1 starter vs. Houston. It’s a minor surprise after Chad Henne started the Jags’ 3rd preseason game. Across 34 preseason attempts, Bortles has posted 206 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. He remains a poor bet to start all 16 games and continues to put a damper on pass catchers like Allen Robinson. Bortles is buried in our QB rankings.

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Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said of his team's starting QB spot after Thursday night's preseason game, "It's right up there for grabs, and either person can take it." That would mean Chad Henne could take the job away from Blake Bortles with better performances the rest of this month. Whether that's true or Marrone was trying to light a fire under Bortles, it's a bad look for the former #3 overall pick heading into his 4th pro season. Bortles is already going very late in fantasy football drafts, though. So this proclamation doesn't change much. Consider it a tie-breaker between Bortles and whatever other backup QB you're considering near the end of your draft.

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Injury Predictor

In 3 pro seasons, Bortles has yet to miss a game due to injury. However, he said after the 2016 season that he suffered a sprained right AC joint on October 27 and aggravated it on November 20. He also admitted to playing through right wrist tendinitis. At 25 years old, Bortles enters a make-or-break campaign.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.51 3.6% 44.2%
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Date Injury Analysis
Jan 26, 2018 Hand Wrist Sprain/Pull Unspecified Bortles had surgery on his right (throwing) wrist on January 26. He reportedly played the entire 2017 season with the injury after suffering it in December 2016
Oct 11, 2015 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Bortles suffered a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right (throwing) shoulder but was able to play through it.
Dec 14, 2014 Pedal Foot Sprain Bortles suffered a mid-foot sprain but didn't miss any time.

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