Blake Bortles is an American football quarterback. He was drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014 NFL Draft. He is a renowned name in the football quarterback from high school to professional football.
Bortles has built an interest in sports from an early age. So, he started to play football from high school and listed as a no.44 pro-style quarterback. Besides this, he belongs to the family of athletes and has won many franchise records along with Jaguars.
Blake Bortles: Bio, Family, Education
The football player was born on 28 April 1992 in Altamonte Springs, Florida, US. He was born to the athletes family of wrestler father, Rob Bortles who was also a football player during his high school. His mother Suzy was a softball player in high school. His brother Colby is a baseball player, MLB drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
Blake has attended high school at Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida. During his high school, he had played football and Baseball as well. At that time he was listed as the no. 44 pro-style quarterback and labeled a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He graduated his high school with the record 5,576 career passing yards and 53 touchdowns.
Blake Bortles: Profession & Achievements
Bortles choose the offer from UCF over Colorado State, Purdue, Tulane, and Western Kentucky. As a freshman, he was redshirted in 2010 and 2011. He played in 10 games where he completed 75 out of 110 passes for 958 yards. In 2012, he started to play 14 games. He completed 251 of 399 passes for 3,059 yards with 25 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. In the same year, he recorded the title “2012 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl”. After completing 22 of 32 passes for 271 yards with 3 touchdowns and 79 rushes.
In 2013, he led his team to win their first major bowl in school history. Therefore, Bortles received the Fiesta Bowl MVP of the game. In 2014, he announced to entered the 2014 NFL Draft and forgo his senior season. Then Jacksonville Jaguars has picked up Blake and became first eventual 14 quarterbacks to be drafted. His rookie contract worth $20.6 million for four years. He made his career season debut against San Diego Chargers. Further, he extended his contract with the Jacksonville in 2018 for three years.
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Blake Bortles: Personal Life & Wife
Talking about his personal life, he is currently single. Previously, he was in a relationship with the model, Lindsay Duke. Duke is his high school sweetheart, however, the couple separated in 2014. The cause of their separation is not opened publically. Therefore, he seems a bit secretive when it comes to his personal life and love life as well.
At present, there is no news on his hook up or any kind of involvement in romantic ways. it seems that he is focusing on his career rather than involving in a romantic relationship. Blake prefers to stay away from controversies and rumors.
We’ve reached our goal of $15k, to which Blake will match an additional $15k for Officer Adams & family! Anyone still wishing to donate can do so until 5 p.m. EST today 12/14.
Cathy’s sister & brother even stopped by the stadium to meet Blake this week. Continued 🙏🏼🙏🏼 for all pic.twitter.com/QlzJin8RMf
— Blake Bortles Foundation (@BB5Foundation) December 14, 2018
Blake Bortles: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Blake is an outstanding quarterback of the team and has earned a huge net worth from his football career. And it’s likely to be increased year by year. Therefore, he has a net worth of $11 million from his career. Commercials and endorsements also add a good income to his net worth.
As a rookie player, he has signed a contract of $20.6 million guaranteed for four years with the team Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2017, he got a salary Cap Charge $6,571,983 and payout of $3,236,565. Further, in 2018, he has again signed an extended contract of $54 million for three years. Furthermore, in the same year, he got Cap hit of $10,000,000 and a dead cap value of $26,500,000. Additionally, his extended contract includes $15,000,000 signing bonus and an average salary of $18,000,000.
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The footballer does not seem to prefer being in the spotlight. So, he is not active in any kind of social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter. However, he does possess a fan page on Instagram and Twitter.
Blake Bortles: Body Measurements
The NFL player has an athletic body that stands to the height of 6 feet 5 inch or 1.98 meters. His body weight weighs to 236 lbs or 105 Kg. His arm length is 0.84 meter and hand size is 0.24 meter.