When the Jaguars drafted Bortles years ago, they knew he had a cannon for an arm. They also knew that he would be a great mobile quarterback to help move their offense. Sunday against the New York Football Giants, he proved them right.
had the longest play from scrimmage in a Week 1 win over the New York Giants— a 41-yard dash to midfield. It was a good play. A fun play, even. But it catapulted Bortles into the record books.
As of right now, Bortles has totaled 1,452 rushing yards on 227 carries, good for 6.40 yards per carry. It’s the highest among active quarterbacks with at least 200 rush attempts and the third-highest in NFL history among quarterbacks with at least 200 rush attempts. The two quarterbacks higher? Mike Vick (7.00) and Bobby Douglass (6.47). If you ask us, that's good company to be in.