Blake Bortles RUMORS & NEWS

Blake Bortles

Position QB
Height 0'0"
Weight 227 lbs
Birthplace Oviedo, Florida
Current Team UCF
  • Blake Bortles signs contract with Jags worth $20,654,796 Wednesday morning

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has signed his rookie contract ahead of the team’s second mini-camp practice. The Jaguars posted a picture of Bortles signing the paperwork shortly before 8 a.m. The four-year deal is worth $20,654,796 and includes a signing bonus of $13,341,672 and a salary..." June 18

  • Keim admits Cardinals liked Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "Before the draft, the Cardinals tried hard to conceal their interest in adding a quarterback. “Why?” coach Bruce Arians said in January regarding the possibility of using a draft pick on a signal-caller. After the Cardinals took quarterback Logan Thomas in round four, Arians said, “I lie..." May 17

  • Jaguars select UCF quarterback Blake Bortles with third-overall pick "With the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have picked University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles. Picking a quarterback is a surprise to most, but it's a move that makes a ton of sense if you consider where the Jaguars would be picking in the second..." May 09

  • Blake Bortles: First thing I'll buy with NFL draft money is brother's college education

    Orlando Sentinel "Don't tell UCF quarterback Blake Bortles that a college education isn't valuable. It's so valuable, in fact, that Bortles says that the first big-ticket item he will buy after signing an NFL contract is not a fancy car or a big house but his little brother's college education. The UCF..." May 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    @mikefreemanNFL Bortles is the top QB on the #Cowboys board.

  • Ben Roethlisberger would choose Blake Bortles over Johnny Manziel "Since nobody seems to know which about-to-be-drafted quarterback will go where and to whom, we might as well listen to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to get his thoughts on the matter. Roethlisberger's take: he likes Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, but if he wanted a long-term..." May 07

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    Nike has signed quarterbacks Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr & Teddy Bridgewater.

  • Draft buzz: Manziel to No. 3 Jacksonville; Bortles to No. 4 Cleveland

    Denver Post "One NFL source close to the draftable quarterback situation said the buzz is Johnny Manziel going to Jacksonville with the Jaguars’ No. 3 overall pick. And the Cleveland Browns taking Blake Bortles at No. 4. This scenario makes sense. The Jaguars are paying $4.5 million to veteran Chad Henne..." May 07

  • Minnesota Vikings: Blake Bortles would be a good fit, college coach says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Early this year, before the NFL draft process began, Central Florida coach George O'Leary talked to his star quarterback about the Vikings. O'Leary figured Minnesota would be a great place for Blake Bortles because of star running back Adrian Peterson and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner,..." May 06

  • The Jaguars should draft ... Blake Bortles "Remember all that stuff we talked about Thursday regarding Johnny Manziel? The ability to make plays outside the pocket, to improvise, to extend plays? That all applies to Blake Bortles, too. But there's one additional thing that he has that Manziel doesn't. Size. There are no concerns..." May 04

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Is Blake Bortles the Next Ben Roethlisberger?

    Bleacher Report "As the draft gradually approaches and the Houston Texans get closer to being officially on the clock, they face many questions with the No. 1 selection. In deciding whether to draft a quarterback, the Texans have to ask themselves: Is Blake Bortles the next Ben Roethlisberger? Before you skip..." April 22

  • Oakland Raiders have QB prospect Blake Bortles in for visit

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders' interest in quarterback prospects for this year's NFL draft conitinues, as evidenced by their meeting with Central Florida's Blake Bortles on Monday. Bortles is regarded by many as the top quarterback in next month's draft. The Raiders have the No. 5 pick, which means Bortles might..." April 15

  • Bortles receives high praise from ESPN draft experts

    Houston Chronicle "Two of ESPN’s draft experts, Ron Jaworski and Todd McShay, were among those singing the praises of quarterback Blake Bortles after his pro day on the Central Florida campus. “I was really impressed,” said Jaworski, a former NFL quarterback. “On a scale of 1 to 10 today, I’d say a 10. He was..." March 20

  • Bortles impresses Texans brass, NFL pundits at his pro day

    Houston Chronicle "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles impressed a contingent of NFL people, including Texans coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith, at his pro day inside the Nicholson Fieldhouse. Bortles (6-5, 232 at the combine) made every throw during a workout that lasted about 30..." March 19

  • NFL teams are asking Blake Bortles awkward questions about his girlfriend

    USA Today "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles is one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. The 2014 Fiesta Bowl MVP is pegged to go anywhere from No. 1 overall to late in the first round, meaning his combine performance and interviews will go a long way in determining his draft fate. So what..." February 27

  • Jets meet with Central Florida QB Bortles

    New York Post "Competition for Geno Smith? According to ESPN New York, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday the Jets met with Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Jets, who own the 18th pick in the draft, were one of eight teams to interview the 6-foot-4..." February 25

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press conference at the combine Friday. O'Brien was coaching at Penn State..." February 21

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles will throw at NFL Scouting Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. Bortles posted on Twitter, “Dreamt [sic] about combine since I was a kid! Fired up to compete in all aspects of it, especially throwing!” He confirmed in a text message to the Orlando..." February 19

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Central Florida QB Blake Bortles says that he will throw at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

  • Texans “initially leaning” toward Manziel or Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "With the Super Bowl in the books, the offseason speculation can officially begin. So other than the Seahawks having a parade this week, that means all eyes will be on the Texans, the owners of the first pick in the draft. Their need for a quarterback to replace Matt Schaub seems obvious, and..." February 04

  • Will Blake Bortles Be A Franchise Quarterback in the NFL?

    Rant Sports "The 2014 NFL Draft is filled with players looking to make it big at the next level. Among those players, Blake Bortles, a quarterback out of the University of Central Florida, has become one of the more hyped up players in this draft class. Many are impressed with Bortles’ lively arm and..." January 30

2014 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Texans Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
2 Rams* Greg Robinson Auburn
3 Jaguars Blake Bortles UCF
4 Bills* Sammy Watkins Clemson
5 Raiders Khalil Mack Buffalo
6 Falcons Jake Matthews Texas A&M
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans Texas A&M
8 Browns* Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State
9 Vikings* Anthony Barr UCLA
10 Lions Eric Ebron North Carolina
Full NFL Draft Results


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