The Facts: GM Dave Caldwell said the Jaguars have not made a decision on whether to pick up Bortles' 2018 contract option (which could be worth $18 million guaranteed for injury only). The deadline is May 3. "We're still discussing that," Caldwell said. "There are a lot of things that go into it."
Diehards Line:In reality, the Jaguars probably have made a decision, but since they don’t have to announce it, they won’t. If the Jaguars were going to pick it up, it’s likely it would be public knowledge. Of course, we'll all know soon enough. Remember, with the option year guaranteed for injury only, 2017 is shaping up to be a make or break year for Bortles regardless of the option decision. Meanwhile, HC Doug Marrone said of Bortles: “He needed to do some things to get him straight, going out to California and fixing his mechanics. Physically, he looks different in a good way. His weight is down.”