The Jacksonville Jaguars had their first post season appearance after a decade drought. While the team was carried by their vaunted defense, (Yes, this is your moment to recall 44-33) the front office deemed it necessary to lock down Blake Bortles and sign him through the 2020 season.
Bortles was under contract through 2018 on his fifth year option for 19 million dollars. His new three year extension is worth 54 million over three years giving him an average of 18 million per year with a max of 66.5 million according to Ian Rapoport.
Bortles had his third best year in passing yards with 3,687 but his best year in completion percentage at 60.2%. He threw for 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. (Three of which happened facing the 49ers - Dontae Johnson, K’Waun Williams and Ahkello Witherspoon each grabbing one)
Bortles has yet to prove himself to be a truly elite quarterback but it looks as though he and the Jaguars agreed to a reasonable deal. It’s a deal that’s extremely lower than other quarterbacks, like Jimmy Garoppolo, that have yet to make it to the post season let alone a championship game. (Not saying it won’t happen, just stating the facts)