Former Jaguars QB Blake Bortles Retires

After the 2017 season, Blake Bortles was the quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He led them to a division title and the AFC Championship Game.

When asked Wednesday if he was ready to sign with an NFL team, he said, "I quietly retired. I didn't tell anyone."

Bortles's time with the Jaguars was up and down. In 72 starts, he has thrown for 17,646 yards and 103 touchdowns. This puts him in second place in Jaguars history.

In his second season, Bortles set franchise records for passing yards (4,428) and passing touchdowns (35). However, he had a terrible 2016 season.

The 2017 season started poorly. Bortles threw five interceptions in training camp. He was pulled from practise a few days later.

After Bortles played badly in the second preseason game, Coach Doug Marrone gave the quarterback job to another player.

But Bortles got the job back. For three weeks in December, he was the best quarterback in the league. In the playoffs, he didn't make a single mistake.

Bortles had a rough year in 2018 and was taken out of games twice before the Jaguars signed Foles because they wanted a steady quarterback.

Bortles played for the Los Angeles Rams in three games in 2019. He completed one of three passes for 50 yards.