Blake Bortles has been dealing with a right wrist injury that has been an issue since shortly after the 2016 season. The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t choose surgery for Bortles last offseason (for whatever reason) but now, on the eve of his $19 million option, think it’s needed now.
Jaguars’ QB Blake Bortles underwent right wrist surgery Friday for a condition that kept him on the injury report all season, sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 30, 2018
Bortles dealt with the issue since December 2016. The Jaguars elected to avoid surgery last offseason, but knew it was needed now.
So, what does this mean? There are three possibilities.
- The most likely scenario is that it doesn’t mean anything at all. It’s surgery that he would be getting whether he had five years or five days left on his contract.
- The team has decided Blake Bortles is back for at least the 2018 season. Get his wrist worked on as quickly as possible after the season ends and get him back for offseason workouts.
- Blake Bortles is electing to have surgery to force the Jaguars to keep him. That... would be something.
All in all, it’s probably the first reason. The team has known he needs surgery all year long and has still remained non-committal even through the AFC Championship.
What do you think it means?