NFL Whipping Boy Blake Bortles Uses LeBron James Analogy to Deflect Haters (VIDEO)
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
Blake Bortles when asked today about criticism/silencing haters:
— Alyssa Lang (@AlyssaLang) January 10, 2018
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.