NFL Whipping Boy Blake Bortles Uses LeBron James Analogy to Deflect Haters (VIDEO)

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Despite late-season success and a solid couple years behind him, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has somehow become the Nickelback of the NFL.

It’s not fair, and likely due to his name and the third-tier (but still playoff-bound) team he plays for, but it is what it is.

Heading into a Divisional Round playoff game against the Steelers, the QB spent a moment with the press talking about why he’s comfortable with the criticism and jokes he deals with.

His reasoning? LeBron James

He’s not wrong, and that sort of attitude seems to be the best one to take into a high-pressure, media-heavy context like the NFL playoffs. We’ll see if it pays off for him this weekend.

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