Still, he was able to carve out a lengthy career as a backup play-caller.
Unfortunately, the University of Central Florida alumnus has decided to call it quits after eight seasons.
News from overnight via @PardonMyTake: longtime NFL QB Blake Bortles has announced his retirement.
Bortles finishes his NFL career tied for the best playoff win percentage at home (1.000) and the 4th most rushing yards per attempt(6.2) in NFL history (minimum 250 carries).
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 5, 2022
ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted, “News from overnight via @PardonMyTake: longtime NFL QB Blake Bortles has announced his retirement.”
He added, “Bortles finishes his NFL career tied for the best playoff win percentage at home (1.000) and the 4th most rushing yards per attempt (6.2) in NFL history (minimum 250 carries).”
A Quick Summary Of Bortles’ NFL Career
Bortles was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and stayed with the squad for five seasons.
He helped the Jaguars reach the AFC Championship Game during the 2017 season, but they fell to the New England Patriots despite having a ten-point fourth-quarter lead.
After the Jaguars, Bortles played for the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.
A year later, the Denver Broncos signed him after an injury to Drew Lock.
He went back to the Rams after being signed from the Broncos practice squad because then-starter Jared Goff got injured.
Bortles suited up for the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints last year.
Unfortunately, he did not play a single snap in 2020 and 2021.
He finished his NFL career by completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 17,649 yards and 103 touchdowns.
He also has 1,766 rushing yards and eight touchdowns from the ground.
Bortles also threw 75 interceptions and has a career passer rating of 80.6.
Aside from the 2017 Jaguars, Bortles made the playoffs again with the 2020 Rams.
He did not see action that year despite being on the active roster.