The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Bortles, the third overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, was released as expected, the team announced Wednesday, effectively ushering in the Nick Foles era.
Diehards Line: A starting signal-caller since his rookie season, Bortles' struggles matched the franchise's as Jacksonville was 24-49 in games he started. Hence, when the predictable signing of Foles, a free agent who led the Eagles to the franchise's only Super Bowl win, came to fruition, the official departure of Bortles was inevitable. The good news for Bortles is there's likely to be a market for him and a fresh start awaiting.