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Blake Bortles reaches 4,000 yards for the Jaguars

The Jaguars just got their second 4,000-yard quarterback in franchise history.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles just reached the 4,000-yard mark in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. It's the second time in franchise history that the team has had a quarterback with 4,000 yards. Mark Brunell was the first in 1996. These are the only two seasons a Jaguars quarterback has had a 4,000-yard quarterback.

Through the season, Bortles passed for less than 200 yards only three times this season, and his lowest total for a game was 182 yards against the Buffalo Bills. Conversely, he's thrown for at least 300 yards four times this season. He's thrown a touchdown in every game so far this year.

His 31 passing touchdowns is tied for fifth in the league with Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders. His 80-yard touchdown is fifth-longest in the league this year, bested only by Landry Jones (88) and Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, and Andrew Luck (87).

Bortles came into the game eighth in the league with 3,821 yards. Coming into Week 16, only Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Carson Palmer, and Drew Brees had thrown for 4,000 yards.