Playoff game with Steelers will have impact on Blake Bortles' future

From ESPN - January 13, 2018

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There were a lot of good questions this week, but unfortunately, I cant answer them all.

Do you think Bortles' future rides on THIS specific game or do you think his fate has already been decided? #Jagsmail

Brett Frost (@Brett_Frostwire) January 12, 2018

I think the way Blake Bortles plays on Sunday at the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs will go a long way toward deciding whether he's back in 2018, but it wo not be the only thing that determines that.

Tom Coughlin, Dave Caldwell and Doug Marrone will evaluate Bortles' entire body of work, not just from this season but from his first three seasons. This has been Bortles' best year. He completed 60 percent of his passes for the first time, threw 21 touchdown passes (more than Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, by the way) and cut his interceptions to 13. He did it without Allen Robinson and while being forced to rely on rookies for a significant stretch because of injuries to Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee.


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