In his eight seasons as a quarterback in the NFL, Blake Bortles’ estimated career earnings totaled $47,658,598.
Last week, Blake Bortles hung up his cleats for good.
The former Jaguars and Rams quarterback hung up his cleats after eight seasons in the NFL. The No. 3 overall pick from the 2014 NFL Draft admitted he hadn’t informed anyone of his retirement decision until going on a Barstool podcast.
“I didn’t tell anybody I retired. A couple of months ago, probably, just didn’t tell anyone. So, I guess you guys are kind of the first to hear it publicly, maybe?” Bortles said.
In an interview with the Pardon My Take podcast, Bortles was asked if he had any idea how much money he brought in during his career.
He did not know the exact number but was then told it was $47 million.
His reaction was perfect.
“Wow, that’s awesome, dude,” he said. “Just good enough to steal some money. Suck it, nerds!”
The full conversation, Barstool:
Mr. Cat: Do you know how much money you made in the NFL? It’s pretty cool.
Blake Bortles: Uh, no. I mean, I know, like, contractually what I made, but I didn’t get, like, the back half of my second contract here. And then taxes. Do you know the exact number?
Mr. Cat: It says 47 million. That’s fucking awesome.
Blake Bortles: Sounds right, man. That’s awesome. You know, just good enough to steal some money.
Mr. Commenter: How cool was that fifth year?
Mr. Cat: Yeah, that’s pretty fucking sweet. Like when you say it and you’re just like, “Oh yeah, I did make 47 million in like seven years of work.” That’s pretty fucking sweet!
Blake Bortles: That’s right, suck it, nerds!
Mr. Cat: That’s right, score one for the good guys. Love it, I fucking love it.
Bortles was drafted by the Jaguars in 2014 and spent five seasons with the team. The highlight of his tenure came in Jan. 2018, when Jacksonville went to the AFC Championship game and lost to the Patriots
He was eventually released after the 2018 season and spent time as a backup with the Rams, Broncos, Packers, and Saints.
Bortles last appeared in a game back in 2019 when he was a backup for the Los Angeles Rams.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.