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Blake Bortles is signing his rookie deal today

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With all the drama sapped from the process of signing draft picks, the news of a first-round quarterback signing barely registers.

But the last one is inking his deal today.

According to John Oehser of the team’s official website, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is signing his contract today.

While he didn’t get nearly the kind of attention of class-mate Johnny Manziel, the Jaguars quietly zeroed in on the Central Florida quarterback from the start.

While he has the prototype size and arm, he’s still learning, and the Jaguars have insulated him with veteran Chad Henne, who can be serviceable for a moment.

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17 Responses to “Blake Bortles is signing his rookie deal today”
  1. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 18, 2014 7:42 AM

    “the Jaguars have insulated him with veteran Chad Henne, who can be serviceable for a moment.”

    I think you meant “for the moment” but you are argueably more accurate with the above.

  2. ctiggs says: Jun 18, 2014 7:54 AM

    Bust Bortles

  3. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jun 18, 2014 8:10 AM

    The only thing the ENTERTAINMENT and Sports Programming Network and other so called sports news outlets do is over hype certain players or stories ad nauseam like Manziel. Meanwhile guys like Bortles who’s doing everything the right way get overlooked continuously by the same networks. But hey keep your head up Bortles. When you get drunk and float on a inflatable duck with a bottle of Cristal in hand you’ll be the lead story on all the ESPN clown shows.

  4. jjb0811 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:14 AM

    That’s gonna be a fun O to watch. Speed at WR’s w/ a big arm QB getting them the ball. Then getting pounded by a sledge hammer RB. Next up a young TE for the middle of the field.

  5. jagsfan2012 says: Jun 18, 2014 9:44 AM

    Good Deal! Now go out and win us a SB in the next 3 years.

  6. shackdelrio says: Jun 18, 2014 10:02 AM

    B2 Bomber

  7. zrb17 says: Jun 18, 2014 10:18 AM

    Those two-tone helmets are the worst.

    either of the two colors would be fine, please
    Jax…pick just one of them.

  8. toolfan74 says: Jun 18, 2014 10:39 AM

    @ctiggs
    You are correct with the term “Bust”, as in he will have a “Bust” in Canton one day.

  9. jagmankane says: Jun 18, 2014 10:41 AM

    I love the helmets.

  10. catfanatic1979v1 says: Jun 18, 2014 11:09 AM

    The Jags have the best looking uniform in the league.

  11. bloomer006999999 says: Jun 18, 2014 11:10 AM

    Bridgewater will be the better QB.

    Sorry, Guys.

  12. 504saints says: Jun 18, 2014 11:11 AM

    “You are correct with the term “Bust”, as in he will have a “Bust” in Canton one day.”

    Please give me some of what you are smoking….

  13. truths4all says: Jun 18, 2014 11:30 AM

    This will be extremely FUN and INTERESTING to watch and see if Bortles can live up to the hype and skyhigh evaluations of the so-called experts who charged each team over $500,000 for their evaluations which picked Bortles as their best.

    If Bortles, the top pick of these evaluators, falls flat on his face, can these teams get their money back?

    If Manziel manages to continue his college success to some degree in the NFL, will he finally be considered legit just as Russell Wilson finally proved after he had solid college seasons at two different colleges sandwiched around a less than stellar minor league baseball stint where at least he signed for a hefty bonus? BTW, both Wilson and Manziel have never proven they can hit a decent curve ball or a filthy splitter so there is absolutely no chance they could have a legit MLB career.

  14. billswillnevermove says: Jun 18, 2014 12:14 PM

    catfanatic1979v1 says:Jun 18, 2014 11:09 AM

    The Jags have the best looking uniform in the league.
    __________________________________
    Not even close. Ugly if you ask me. Bills………red, white and blue……….sharp!!!

  15. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jun 18, 2014 1:28 PM

    I like Bortals in college but I’m skepticle that he has the physical skills in the pros…

  16. freddiec8 says: Jun 18, 2014 1:51 PM

    No one can predict what you will do in the pros until you get on the field.

  17. oldcracker says: Jun 18, 2014 7:07 PM

    I guess Khan finally found a decent London flat for Bortles…for those “home” games.

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