Blake Bortles, the quarterback who led the Jacksonville Jaguars to the AFC Championship within the 2017 season, and who for many of his profession was the goal of criticism from the trade press and fans, recently appeared on the Pardon My Take podcast.
There, Bortles announced that his retirement from the NFL was quiet, discreet, not making quite a lot of noise, and that he was not interested in having a giant farewell to the gridiron.
Bortles, who earned $47 million during his eight years within the NFL, played for Jacksonville, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers.
Through the show, the University of Central Florida alum talked about his profession, by which he began 81 games – including Playoffs – noting that he played “well enough to steal some money,” roughly $580,000 per appearance.
Podcast host Mr. Cat commented, “That is pretty f*****g sweet!” to which he replied, “That is right, suck it, nerds!”
He’s dedicated to being a full-time dad
Bortles has two children, with whom he currently spends most of his time, and added to Mr. Cat that his free time is spent on various activities he enjoys and is now capable of do, resembling playing golf.
He revealed that he has a LinkedIn account, which he opened to have a look at different job offers, but admitted, “I believe my lack of labor history is likely to be holding that back.”
Desires to play golf on the Senior Tour and be within the 2024 Olympic Games.
Through the podcast, Blake noted what he would really like to do: “Play golf and hang around … I even have two little kids, in order that takes up 90% of the time, after which the opposite 10% I probably play golf.”
“You possibly can start the senior tour at 50,” he continues, getting more ambitious by the second, “so I’ve essentially got 20 years to prepare for that.”
In a tweet he posted on Oct. 5, Bortles said he hopes to be a part of the U.S. equestrian team that can take part in the 2024 Olympics.
Bortles retired from the NFL with 17,649 yards, 103 TD passes, 75 INTs and 59.3% completions. He holds the Jaguars record for many TD passes in a season with 35.