Jaguars QB Blake Bortles back to throwing four weeks after wrist surgery
The Jacksonville Jaguars made it clear that they want to continue with the Blake Bortles experience for a little while longer with a $54 million contract extension. It appears that he is ready to get back to work proving it wasn’t a bad idea.
Four weeks after having surgery on his right wrist, Bortles is back to throwing the football again. In some recent statements released by the Jaguars, Bortles talked about the surgery and his recovery timeline, via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.
“…I had a partially torn ligament on the outside, which he repaired and then on the inside or right on top was inflamed, and he cleaned up. It was a scope or more of a cleanup type of procedure and four-to-six weeks is what he said [for the rehab]. It has been four weeks now. I threw Monday, Wednesday and Friday of last week in a limited capacity, and I will continue that program through the six-week mark, and then I should be good to go and 100 percent.”
Apparently, the injury is something he’s been dealing with since December 2016. It’s why he was on the injury report every week last season. But despite the injury, he still played almost every offensive snap for the Jaguars in 2017.
Bortles under contract for one more season after the Jaguars exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. His tenure with the team has seen its ups and downs. But the Jaguars appear to have thought enough of the ups to offer him a three-year extension. It’s worth $54 million, but with incentives, it could be worth as much as $66.5 million.
However, should he not impress over the next couple seasons, they are not stuck with him. Only $26.5 million of the extension is guaranteed.