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Blake Bortles sets new Jaguars single-season touchdown record

The Jaguars have a new single-season touchdown holder -- and it's Blake Bortles!

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw his 23rd and 24th touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and became the new single-season record holder for the franchise.

The record was originally set by David Garrard in 2010 when he threw for 23 touchdowns. It's surprising that with quarterbacks like Garrard and Mark Brunell, the single-season record wasn't higher than 23, but Brunell only got as high as 20 touchdowns twice in his career -- in 1998 and 2000.

Bortles has his tendency for multi-touchdown games to thank for breaking the record. He has two or more touchdowns in nine of 12 games this year. With four more games to go, it's conceivable that Bortles could also be the first quarterback in Jaguars history to throw for 30 or more touchdowns.

With four more games to go, it'll be tough for Bortles to also break the single-season yardage record, which is 4,367 yards and was set by Brunell in 1996. But if he can keep his average of just over 268 yards per game, he has a real shot at doing it.