After 3 Seasons, Blake Bortles Discovers ‘If You Don’t Turn The Ball Over, You’ll Win Football Games’
The National Football League might want to watch its back, because Blake Bortles is starting to figure out this whole ‘how to be a quarterback’ thing. After three losing seasons and a ridiculous 63 turnovers in that time span, Bortles is just now starting to pick up on a few basic concepts.
One of those concepts is the idea that not giving the ball to the other team is crucial to your team’s chances of winning football games. That one is pretty important.
“If you don’t turn the ball over, you’ll win football games,” Bortles said Wednesday, according to Mike Kaye of WTLV. “That’s our focus.
“Turnovers are going to happen. We get that. You have to make sure to minimize them as much as possible and stay away from the stupid ones.”
While Bortles has shown he can sling the rock, throwing for 11,241 yards and 69 touchdowns through 45 starts, his major issue of turnovers continues to rear its ugly head as he’s also thrown 51 interceptions and fumbled 29 times since 2014.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2007.