Quarterback: Jacksonville Jaguars
Career Highlights: Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortels posted a breakout season in 2015, his second year in the league. Bortels set the Jaguars’ single-season franchise records for passing touchdowns (35), passing yards (4,428), pass completions (355) and pass attempts (606). He also threw a touchdown pass in the Jaguars’ first 15 games and posted five touchdown passes in a single game (vs. Tennessee Titans), both franchise records. In his rookie season in 2014, Bortels connected on 11 touchdowns and rushed for 419 yards, establishing himself as a dual-threat quarterback. Selected sixth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, Bortels had a stellar three-year career at the University of Central Florida where he compiled a 22-5 record as a starter. In 2012, Bortels led UCF to a Conference USA East Division Championship and the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl champion where he was named the MVP. In 2013, Bortels led his team to a 21-1 record, an upset of Louisville to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship, then followed that with an upset victory over sixth-ranked Baylor in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl. Bortels was named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.