Report: Jaguars not releasing Blake Bortles until QB situation sorted out
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to move on from Blake Bortles at some point this offseason, but they may keep the quarterback around until they can be certain they have a replacement for him.
After the Jaguars released several veteran players on Friday to clear salary cap space, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that they are in no rush to part ways with Bortles.
So far today the Jaguars have released Malik Jackson, Carlos Hyde and Tashaun Gipson.
There are no plans to release QB Blake Bortles today, per source. Jaguars likely need to wait to make sure they procure a free-agent QB next week before moving on from Bortles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
All indications have been that Jacksonville will sign Nick Foles when free agency begins, but it makes sense that they want to be sure of it before making any major moves at the quarterback position. While Bortles appeared to have lost the support of his teammates early last season, there aren’t many better options than him on the roster at the moment. That should change in the near future.