Saints releasing Blake Bortles

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The Boat is back on the market.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, quarterback Blake Bortles asked for and was granted his release from the Saints on Tuesday.

Bortles signed with New Orleans in late December last year when both Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian were placed on the COVID-19 list and missed a matchup with the Dolphins. Bortles subsequently signed a futures contract with the Saints in January.

But the Saints now have quarterback Andy Dalton to back up Jameis Winston, which likely cut off Bortles’ opportunity to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback.

The No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Bortles spent the first five years of his career with Jacksonville, compiling a 24-49 record. He’s completed 59.3 percent of his passes while throwing for 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions.

Since departing Jacksonville, he’s also spent time with the Rams, Broncos, and Packers.

8 responses to “Saints releasing Blake Bortles

  1. Would like to see Bortles backing up Mariota in Atlanta. Bortles is a lot better than Rosen.

  2. Bortles sure fell off the map fast. That’s what happens when you don’t study film and work on being a better QB.

  3. Saints now have Dalton who is a solid QB and JW who is a decent backup (when teams finally realize his value)… Bortles was the odd man out!

  4. Dalton wasn’t so solid in Chicago last season that he did not lose his job to a rookie .. or in Dallas the year before.

  5. Not sure why they signed Dalton, it’s pretty obvious that they’re drafting a QB, wouldn’t make sense to not have the rookie as the #2 until he is ready to take over the starting position

  6. Based on record and turnover ratio Bortles is a better QB that Daniel Jones. Yet the Giants still see him as a viable starter?? Just can’t reconcile that they wiffed on that high a pick…?

  7. I wouldnt be suprised if the saints draft a qb this year and look like the bears did last year with 3 qbs on the roster that are all 2nd string tier with startability lol

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