Blake Bortles is a professional football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. At 25 years old, Bortles is one of the younger starting quarterbacks in the league. A Florida native, Bortles has spent his entire football career in the sunshine state. He was a two sport athlete at Oviedo High School in Florida and went on to play college football at Central Florida. He then entered the NFL draft in 2014 where he was selected number three overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Entering his fourth season in the league, Blake Bortles net worth is currently $8 million.
Bortles was a two year starter at the University of Central Florida leading the team to a 22-5 record in those two seasons. He threw for over 7,000 yards in his collegiate career to go along with 56 touchdowns and another 15 rushing touchdowns. At 6’5” 230 pounds, Bortles caught the eye of NFL scouts due to his size and potential to succeed at the next level as a pocket passer. After being drafted third overall, Bortles signed a four year contract with the Jaguars valued at over $20 million. Included in that contract was a signing bonus that exceeded $13 million. Earlier this year, Jacksonville exercised a fifth year option on the quarterback. Because of his high draft pick and the position he plays, Bortles will earn an estimated $19 million for the 2018 season. The total amount of his first five years in the NFL will total just shy of $40 million.
Bortles success in the NFL has been somewhat limited through his first three seasons. In three seasons with the Jags, Bortles has thrown for over 11,000 yards to go along with 69 touchdowns to 51 interceptions. Most disappointing though is the Jags 11-37 overall record during those three seasons with Bortles at the helm. Additionally, the team has failed to end the season with a winning record in each of the past nine seasons. While many thought Bortles would be the spark to bring the Jags back to the top of the division, time is slowly running out. To make matters worse, at this moment, Bortles hasn’t even been declared the starter for the 2017 season.
Despite struggles on the field and within the organization, Bortles bank account is still doing quite well. Blake Bortles net worth will continue to increase over the next two seasons. Even though Black Bortles net worth currently sits at $8 million, we expect it to more than double over the next two years to $18 million. If he is able to produce over the next season or two, he could be rewarded with a mega contract that could be worth in excess of $100 million.
Blake is the eldest of two children from his parents Rob and Suzy Bortles and has a younger brother, Colby, who played baseball for Ole Miss and was recently drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
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