Like it or not, Blake Bortles was one of best QBs in Jaguars history


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was obvious the time had come for the Jacksonville Jaguars to move on from quarterback Blake Bortles.
They did it on Wednesday, cutting the five-year veteran while conceding that his streaky up-and-down play and high rate of turnovers were holding the franchise back from consistently competing for the playoffs.
The Jaguars were never quite sure what they were going to get from Bortles. Even with the large amount of dead money against the salary cap ($16.5 million/$11.5 million as a post-June 1 designee), they had to start over at the position and will do so with Nick Foles.