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9 minutes ago, Maynard13 said:

Real News that's Fake News. Fake News that's Real News. Sounds eerily familiar. Why did I even bother opening this thread. 

What the hell are you talking about? There is no news in this thread. It's an article suggesting Bortles might make sense as a backup QB since Hackett is our new OC.

Apparently that has driven people completely insane.

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47 minutes ago, heymangold said:

what a qb room it'd be

Rodgers, Bortles, Wilson.

Quick, which one was the lowest draft pick?

1 hour ago, Maxman said:

Hasn't really played since 2018. 5 years off isn't scary at all lol.

We talking about Becton?

12 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

What the hell are you talking about? There is no news in this thread. It's an article suggesting Bortles might make sense as a backup QB since Hackett is our new OC.

Apparently that has driven people completely insane.

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Short trip;.

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1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

Would make a lot of sense for QB2 if he's interested.

https://heavy.com/sports/new-york-jets/blake-bortles-nathaniel-hackett-nfl-rumors/

The New York Jets could go all out to bring in a new quarterback this offseason.

While all of the talk is about who will become the new star franchise quarterback for the Jets, there hasn’t been much chatter on who the backup will be.

One name that could make sense is recently retired first-round quarterback Blake Bortles.


Blake Bortles to the Jets Makes a Ton of Sense

 

In October of 2022, Bortles quietly announced his retirement from the NFL during a podcast appearance on Pardon My Take.

The former UCF product originally joined the league as the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Bortles spent the first five years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars which was highlighted by a run to the AFC Championship game in 2017.

The 30-year-old who will turn 31 ahead of the 2023 season delivered solid production during his time in Jacksonville:

  • 17,649 passing yards
  • 111 total touchdowns

Who was his quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator in four of his five seasons with the Jaguars you ask? That would be new Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

After Bortles’ time with the Jaguars came to an end he bounced around the league as a backup quarterback for four different NFL organizations before ultimately deciding to hang up his cleats in 2022.


The Jets Need a Guy Like Blake Bortles at QB2

If the Jets land a star quarterback like so many analysts and pundits are predicting, they will have to do some cap gymnastics.

Per Over The Cap, the Jets are projected to be $2 million and change over. That is before factoring in a new big-money quarterback deal.

Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic recently said that it “seems unlikely” that Mike White would return to the Jets if they “add an expensive veteran quarterback.”

With how White performed during his opportunities in 2022 he could still command a significant salary for backup quarterbacks and may want a change of scenery that affords him a better opportunity at playing time.

That would leave the Jets potentially hanging in the wind with a void at QB2.

The only two quarterbacks under contract for the team are Zach Wilson and Chris Streveler. Streveler is likely a practice squad guy and the Jets seem committed to developing Wilson behind the scenes.

This is where Blake Bortles could enter the conversation.

Bortles has scheme familiarity with Hackett based on their time together both in Jacksonville and in Green Bay with the Packers.

He would come incredibly cheap. Based on his contract history which is available via Spotrac, Bortles made on average $1.02 million per season as a backup quarterback from 2019 through 2022 (excluding practice squad contracts).

That figure would make him the 73rd highest-paid quarterback in football in 2023, per Over The Cap.

At the very least it would be worth a call by the Jets to kick the tires on a recently retired Bortles. It would be a creative way to fill the void at backup quarterback on an incredibly cheap deal with someone who already knows the new scheme.

I was just talking wiht a friend who is big 9ers fan and I asked him with all the qb issues how thye go into the playoffs one hit away from no qb? he siad they all were caught up in the moment but they have been asking that for weeks. He literally named bortles as an example of a guy that if they had they probably win the game. 

I dont know if they win but 9ers were playing good just had no offense before they got blown out. He mentioned that maybe they could not roster to play so many qbs at once or sometbhign. Im not really sure. 

But he thought that the 49ers could nt sign bortles because they had to many qbs or something. Im sure someone here knows the rules, ,but I think they f up. Should have brought on bortles they be in the super bowl if they did.

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31 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

What the hell are you talking about? There is no news in this thread. It's an article suggesting Bortles might make sense as a backup QB since Hackett is our new OC.

Apparently that has driven people completely insane.

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Driven? Way ahead of you.

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