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Jaguars, Blake Bortles Agree to 3-Year Deal

26 February, 2018, 09:28 | Author: Lamar Ellis
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Cousins is going to get his $28-30 million per season, and that's just that.

Obviously, that has since changed as the Jags appear committed to the signal-caller who has led them the past four seasons, which reached its peak this past season with a trip to the AFC Championship Game. Jalen Ramsey and Yannick Ngakoue are bargains right now, playing on their rookie contracts.

The Jaguars (10-6) won the AFC South for the first time in team history and made the playoffs for the first time in a decade. The Jaguars will now be given that opportunity - if they wish - following the Bortles extension. A deal with Cousins could have hamstrung the Jaguars when it came to signing their own proven stars. The 25-year-old Bortles was scheduled to play for $19 million this fall on the fifth-year team option of his rookie contract.

The Jaguars know what they have in Bortles.

By the time 2019 rolls around, it will be one of the cheapest deals in the National Football League for a starting quarterback.

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The contract, which will keep Bortles with the franchise through the 2020 season, was universally praised by teammates, whose reactions were posted on the team's website. "Along with this contract come high expectations that he will continue to improve and help our team accomplish its ultimate goal".

That's not unreasonable, effusive praise by the Jaguars executive vice president of football operations, but it is an accurate assessment. They need Bortles to remain the reliable quarterback he was against the Steelers and Patriots, without reverting this time. Bortles' NFL career, to this point, has followed a one-step-forward, one-step-backward pattern. In those two games, Bortles completed a combined 37 of 62 passes for 507 yards with two touchdowns and, most importantly, no interceptions.

The Jaguars spread out the guaranteed money in a unique way, giving Bortles a base salary of $5 million this year with a $5 million signing bonus, resulting in a $10 million cap hit.

The Jaguars picked-up the contract option on Marcedes Lewis, and while Lewis is a valued blocker and red zone target, the team severely lacks a vertical threat at the position.

Florio thought the Jaguars' attempt to upgrade the quarterback position could pick up speed next week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Using a late first-round pick on a backup doesn't seem to be the wisest of moves. I guess it's time to find out.

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