FORMER Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has retired.
The former first-round pick made the announcement on the Pardon My Take Podcast. He leaves the NFL with an impressive record in the playoffs.
Bortles concludes his NFL career with a 1.000 playoff victory % at home and 6.2 rushing yards per attempt (minimum 250 runs).
Bortles led the the 2017 Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game after finishing the season 10-6 under head coach Doug Marrone
Through the 2017 playoffs, Bortles had 594 passing yards, 121 rushing yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions
The podcast, Bortles admitted that he hasn't "touched a football since January," and officially retired earlier this year, choosing not to tell anyone.
When asked if he would accept a two-year, $15 million deal from a team now, Bortles said, "It's kind of hard to pass up."
However, he also said that he's "pretty set with where I'm at in the decision."
So, unless a remarkable offer is tabled, Bortles' time in the NFL is up.
The Jaguars eventually signed Nick Foles to replace the struggling Bortles, who had signed a lucrative, three-year extension in 2018.