Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles' tenure with the team has been an interesting one to say the least. After leading the Jags to the AFC Championship Game last season and shredding the New England Patriots earlier this season, Bortles has been absolutely horrible since. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, he'll be on his way out after the season ends.
"Their biggest move will involve Bortles. Just a few months after torching New England, he'll be gone. His replacement could come via the draft, or free agency, or both," Rapoport said when discussing the changes the Jags will make after the season.
After coming up big in the postseason, the Jags inked Bortles to a three-year, $54 million contract, which included $26.5 million guaranteed. Within a few months of signing the lucrative extension, Bortles has found himself on the bench in favor of Cody Kessler.
The Jaguars will potentially be $7.7 million over the cap after the season concludes, so they will need to make a series of roster moves to get back under, one of which will include dumping Bortles.
“Bortles boasts the most interceptions (74) since entering the league back in 2014. To put that into perspective, Aaron Rodgers has thrown 79 picks during his 14-year career.” https://t.co/8sYc0DMKX7 via @sportsnaut— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) December 7, 2018
Jacksonville has a potential "out" from the quarterback's deal, and if they cut him after this season, they'd be hit with $5 million in dead money while saving $18 million in cap space.
During his 2018 campaign, Bortles has only thrown for 2,572 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Jacksonville made themselves look foolish signing him to this terrible contract, now they have to live with the consequences.