Former Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Retires

A one-time Jacksonville Jaguars franchise quarterback is calling it a career. Pardon My Take broke the news overnight that Blake Bortles is retiring from the NFL at 30 years old.
For football fans, Bortles is likely best remembered for his 2017 season. The Jaguars finished the year 10-6 and advanced to only their third conference championship game in franchise history. They eventually lost a tight 24-20 AFC Championship game to the New England Patriots on yet another Tom Brady postseason fourth-quarter comeback.

For non-football fans, Bortles will forever be immortalized for the passion and loyalty he inspired in The Good Place character Jason Mendoza. BORTLES!

Bortles was drafted third overall by the Jaguars in 2014 and took Jacksonville fans on a wild ride across his first five years in the league. He flashed promise in 2015 with 4428 passing yards and 35 touchdowns, but he would never approach such prolific numbers again. Over his five seasons with the team, he compiled 17646 passing yards, 103 touchdowns, and 75 interceptions. He last appeared in regular season action for the Los Angeles Rams in 2019. He also served as depth for the Green Bay Packers in 2020 and the New Orleans Saints in 2021 and 2022. 

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