Blake Bortles said before the Jaguars’ final game that he doesn’t expect to return to Jacksonville. The Jaguars will pay a huge price for Bortles this season, whether he is on the roster or not.
He has a $20.8 million salary cap hit this season.
If they decide to move on from Bortles, the Jaguars likely would make him a post-June 1 cut. The Jaguars quarterback then would count $11.5 million in dead money this season and $9.3 million in 2020.
So where do the Jaguars stand with Bortles?
ESPN 690 Jacksonville asked Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin that question Wednesday.
“Blake [Bortles] is the quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars right now,” Coughlin told the radio station.
Coughlin is not wrong. Bortles remains the quarterback of the team today.
But it’s not exactly a vote of confidence for Bortles.