Blake Bortles had a pretty nice season in 2017 and really stepped up his game during the playoffs, but on Saturday he was back to his old tricks with a brutal interception.
During the first quarter, Bortles threw said interception right to safety Harrison Smith, who is only the best in the business. He never saw Smith and threw the ball right between the numbers.
Harrison Smith pick pic.twitter.com/UQO5lmNTTw
— Arif Hasan, solstice-liker ❄️ (@ArifHasanNFL) August 18, 2018
It was an extremely ugly play by the veteran quarterback and former No. 3 overall pick, who actually got lucky on another pass that was NOT intercepted. Twitter had some reactions, to nobody’s surprise.
Watching Blake Bortles now do Blake Bortles things. Never ever confuse Jalen Ramsey of having common sense or take him serious.
— Roy Daniels (@RoyMVPDaniel) August 18, 2018
Blake Bortles is bad. Like, stare-down-your-initial-read-in-your-progression-and-still-throw-it-with-a-defender-right-in-that-zone-for-an-interception bad.
— Jack Nadeau (@_jacknadeau) August 18, 2018
Turn over to preseason Jags and Vikes at half time of arsenal match and first snap I see is a bortles interception… that’s it footballs officially back 😍
— Keith Cullinane (@Keith_Cullinane) August 18, 2018
Here we go, Blake Bortles being Blake Bortles again. A near interception the last drive followed by an actual interception this time around and the defense has to bail him out again.
— Mark Wheeler (@InsideTheGators) August 18, 2018
Yep. Football is back, folks. And Blake Bortles is still Blake Bortles.