Blake Bortles (American football quarterback)

About Robby Blake Bortles is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for eight seasons, primarily with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at UCF, where he received AAC Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior and was MVP of the 2014 Fiesta Bowl.Description

In 2017, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles looked like he could live up to his status as former No.

3rd overall in the NFL draft when he led the team to a place in the AFC Championship and nearly disappointed the Patriots.

Of course, money talks, and Bortles said he would be "right there" if a team offered him a two-year, $15 million contract.

“I quietly – I didn't tell anyone – retired maybe two months ago. I just haven't told anyone, so I guess you're the first to hear it publicly."

"I haven't touched football since January," said Bortles when asked if he was willing to sign with the team if the opportunity arose.

Bortles hasn't been with the team since April when he was appointed by the Saints.

Appearing on the Pardon My Take podcast, the UCF star revealed that he quietly retired a month ago, a move that hasn't received much attention before.

Jacksonville returned to Earth a year later in what turned out to be his last with the franchise, and after brief backup stints with the Rams, Broncos, Packers and Saints, Bortles' time in the NFL appeared to be over.