I'm Grant fluff from Fluster sport.
Welcome back to another SportsCastr and the Bortles Cave is back, and that must mean one thing. Onley.
Yes, Blake Bortles has signed a one year contract with the Denver Broncos earlier today as Drew Lock will be out 4 to 6 weeks with a shoulder injury.
He suffered this past Sunday against the Steelers.
All right, I know you guys want my opinion on this.
Let me just say very smart move by the Broncos because for all of you on social media and I'm not getting Colin Kaepernick in this situation, But a lot of people on social media are saying Franco show went after Kapnick over mortals.
Me, I'm gonna disagree with that.
Mainly, it's because Catholic hasn't played since 2016.
Yes, he put up good numbers that year, but overall, no, I think I think you can get better bang for your buck pretty much, especially for one year deal.
Why not portals? Because this guy, he has proven that he could be a pretty good quarterback for the most part, as 2015 35 touchdowns over 4000 yards almost made the pro Bowl, 2017 was pretty efficient as well, of course, made the A C championship game, and he as hell off flashes of greatness, you know, for the thing is, he's never been consistent.
That's the one thing I've always brought about because he's never been consistent.
He's pretty good one year.
They has as a May year.
That's pretty good.
There isn't nothing bad year.
You know, we're not going to see much boys pretty much here, because I'm pretty sure Jeff Driscoll's getting start on Sunday.
It would make sense.
He still isn't clear Hey, cells and cleared the co vid, um themselves and clear that test.
You still needs to learn the playbook, that there's a lot of stuff voters really needs to know before you can really, you know, take, you know, control this offense.
And the Broncos were facing the Buccaneers.
I do which Borders was playing the site and I could lie.
Obviously, I wish that in general, but I gotta be honest with you, mainly reason why I say that.
Yeah, I know he's probably gonna losing, you know he's going up against Tom Brady, But take a look at the Buccaneer secondary and really outside Sean Murphy Bunting.
They got nothing in the secondary.
That's why I was hoping, You know, when old Boris came back in church that they were gonna lose.
But I was thinking, Okay, you know, Broncos would put up a pretty good fight.
They almost win, released, put up a respectable fight and, you know, boroughs looked on for, like, over 300 yards.
That's why I was hoping, However, by the time he learns more the offensive scheme about the time.
Honestly, I I even think just Jeff Driskel will struggle against, um, this ****ing years defense.
Come Sunday, that means Thursday Night Football Broncos take on the Jets.
I think poor is gonna make his debut, because again, he's got in the playbook.
He's got past Covic protocols, all that stuff.
He's got a this week.
Basically, last week is on the roster. Cool.
But next week, I think, is when we will really see Bortles in the Broncos uniform.
I think he's gonna get the start by next week.
Jeff Driskel throws for over 500 yards and, like five touchdowns in the you know Broncos beat the ****ing ears.
Well, hey, I'll, uh I don't eat my words, but other than that, no aboard a ship 100%.
Get the start against the Jets next Thursday.
If he If you know Big Fangio, he knows he's ready to go put him out there.
And so a lot of people are saying, Okay, Blake Bortles.
He's gonna throw like, three interceptions, get benched in the first half.
Like I said, Ordell's overall is pretty good record against the Jets.
His career appreciate is two and one against the Jets, lifetime.
So I mean, yeah, sure not grateful.
Remember, Jaguars are in the in the a f C East themselves.
So you know, I can't even self out The main reason why I think you know, a lot of people give borrows a lot, you know, crap to the industrial interceptions, But we have to remember, and I'm not the Broncos off into blinds, Justus, because Jaguar.
So I still think you know who will be running quite a bit.
Which is what he's good at.
Weight is best that is running outside the pocket.
Phenomenal at that.
Under that? No, he's not really a good pocket quarterback.
You know, he needs struggles a lot, especially under pressure.
But that's the thing especially, you know, in that.
And that's why I'm kind of glad it didn't play for the Rams that much.
Because, you know, in an offensive Jacksonville, pretty much like Denver, you have to be a run for your life.
Because offensive line is not good, especially with Elijah Wilkerson on the right tackle and Garrett Bulls and the left tackle.
Yikes, not looking good.
If your borders, you're probably gonna get eaten up in the offensive line a lot, that's probably what's gonna happen.
But again, if he can use his speed that I hope he has, hopefully all the speed hasn't gone away in the two years he's hardly played, and I guess, year and a half now.
But, you know, we can still scramble outside the pocket.
He could still be a pretty Olympic pocket passer or outside the pocket passer, and definitely I think he could improve on the pocket passing as well.
You know, with guys like Jerry, Judy, um, Jamaan Winfrey, I think could easily break out if they bump him up from the practice squad and day Sean Hamilton.
Now, of course, thinking, Where's Courtland? Son Wells announced yesterday.
Courtland sons out for the rest.
See over the tourney. Hcl.
Alright, there goes the Broncos best weapon, but you know that's not great.
But remember Bortles, also known for throwing to his tight ends a lot.
And that's why I am thankful that no offenses not hurt.
I really do think No, A fan can really, you know, have that breakout years rookie.
Last year he shared a lot of promise.
I think this year, you know, even kind of touchdown on Sunday was gonna throw a Driscoll excuse me over the shoulder Touchdown.
And I don't know, it's it's gonna be interesting for sure.
Okay, but yeah, I think, um, he could definitely work in this offense.
And, uh, excuse me a moment.
I claim my throne here.
All right, there we go.
Um, yeah, but no.
I think fans is pretty underrated.
And I think you could definitely break out this year.
Or Shore and legacy of Bortles targets his offensive a lot.
Mercedes Lewis and James O Shaughnessy, both pretty good under, uh, with them.
So fan will do well and Yeah, our guest. Tight ends.
They should be good.
And the defense? Sure, without von Miller, that's gonna stink.
But probably chubs back.
Decent secondary teaming up with a J boy again.
So that should be interesting as well.
Brooke, is that previous special teams unit.
So, you know, I'm just looking to expel pretty good, uh, special teams unit, decent middle of the road defense and, I don't know, kinda below average offense, but overall, or should get to start Week four against the Jets on Thursday night and then, okay, be suggests that people say whatever it suggests.
The Broncos face the Patriots in New England, not saying you would win that game and if we won't probably most likely Bortles as a one in to record all time against the Patriots, including the postseason.
But that's also interesting is Bortles like, I'd say to out of his like top 10 performances, like Ever Given gets the Patriots NFC championship game and arguably his best game of his career.
Ah, couple years ago, where you threw four touchdowns against the Patriots in week two then, uh, you know, it's gonna be interesting to see how he does especially, you know, without Patrick Chung and stuff, you might do something.
You might do something decent against that Patriots secondary.
I'm not entirely sure, but maybe on, um I mean, you wins that game.
Simply put, he is back on the map and, you know, a lot of pressure is gonna be on bullets.
You know, Newton, he's gonna be facing, you know, a pretty tough pass rush.
He also playing, you know, for a contract next year.
Looks like Cam Newton is going to win comeback player of the year.
I'm not saying Bortles wouldn't come back further because he's pretty much unless you have, unless he somehow gets to start this week.
And just, you know, he's great against the Broncos are excuse me.
Plays great against the Buccaneers, Jets and Patriots.
Like three straight weeks of like, magnificent play like 400 yards, four touchdowns each game at, like, 50 rushing yards. Game.
All of a sudden, he's in the conversation for a comeback player of the year.
But other than that, I I think it's kind of go to Cam Newton.
No Devonta Freeman signed with the Giants.
You know he's gonna be up there, too.
Especially to say Cornell I know, but yeah.
Excuse me, but yeah, no, I think Bortles Those who? Well, for sure you can fin the Broncos scheme especially, You know, coming off a year coached by Chamakh Bay.
You should, uh you should definitely, you know, be a little bit better.
Especially after that, You know, it was coordinators beforehand.
You know, not not really great ones.
You know, Doug Marrone and Gus Bradley, Not good head coaches and the slightest.
And then you also have a couple offensive coordinators.
You were kind of middle of the road to below average.
Um, top, Walsh and defensive coordinator is not good.
That's besides the point.
You know, it's it's interesting, man.
It's gonna be weird to see Bortles not in a grams or Jaguars uniform, because that's what just I'm so used to doing it.
But I'm gonna put a sign, like, right there.
It will be like broncos jersey coming soon or something.
I don't know if I ever next time I do a streaming the Borders game.
You'll see that, but yeah, no, There's gotta be a lot of fun scene Bulls and Broncos uniforms.
I I definitely think it will be, and I'm just excited.
I've waited a year and a half to see more.
She boils on the football field again.
It's gonna be fun.
And hopefully I'll be on the call for his first game, whether it's against the Jets on Thursday night against the Patriots.
One o'clock am I live in Massachusetts? I began in the channel locally.
I'll be on the call for those games and should be a lot of fun.
And don't worry.
You want your biased or anything, but I will be happy for him.
You know, especially, you know, if he has a game where he throws for over 300 yards, few touchdown to be awesome to see.
I'd really love to see that.
Even if it is in a losing effort.
I don't know, man e think he's gonna do well.
I think he's gonna do well without Cortland sign. That's gonna stink.
And, you know, and there's my last point gonna bring it for Rep Stream.
You know, when Drew Lock comes back, watch definitely the star, like even I'm not gonna be like Oh, push for Blake.
And then now I can't Unless you like, really struggles after, you know, a few weeks after injury.
Maybe like Oh, hey, put back in Bortles.
Why not? But other than that, yeah, I I pretty much just be like, um alright, Drew. Lots of star.
Now, that's alright.
Fun how fun went lasted.
That's okay, Bones.
The back of now, whatever.
But I'm also thinking, What if luck comes back a few weeks ahead of time? Now we're talking it.
Bortles has multiple e good performances.
Do the Broncos trade Bortles at the deadline for a team like, I don't know, let's say the Jets, the same Donald still struggling or the Steelers have been Rothenberg gets hurt or team like the Vikings of Kirk Cousins gets hurt.
Well, then, do you trade Bortles at the deadline to a team who really needs a backup quarterback? When there started gets hurt, the Broncos could easily, you know, use them for a few games, produce decent numbers, use them as trade bait, you know, either at the deadline of the draft and all of a sudden that's going to be a starter again before it could be one of the best backups, if not a starter, because you never know if guys like Dwayne Haskins or Sam the Arnold keeps on struggling, why not give it a shot? Why not give it a shot and, you know, put him in? Well, I don't know.
It's gonna be a lot of fun.
I cannot wait to see Bronson, the Broncos uniforms.
I I think it's gonna be awesome.
If anyone's wondering what Broncos using me again, I'm gonna try to get the, uh, the Orange Crush from, like the John Elway ever.
I'm going to try to get a custom jersey that with portals, we'll see.
Maybe maybe I can't.
But I'm gonna certainly try to.
That's gonna be the Broncos jersey I'm going to get if I can.
If not, I'll probably just get the regular color rush, all oranges.
But yeah, that's my opinion.
I know you wanted my opinion on it.
I'm sure got the news 9.
30 in the morning.
Pretty much all my pals on SportsCastr in a couple of my friends, or just sending me over like my phone was just going off with notifications.
But hey, man, I know the news portal signs of one year deal with the Broncos.
I'm very curious if he's making more than Cam Newton, by the way.
I don't know if he is, they're not.
But I'm very curious if he is.
But that's besides the point.
You're on a team.
It was, ladies and gents, it was driving me absolutely preserved.
Just seeing forces sitting there, free agency and seeing guys like Trevor sent me.
And Josh McCowen, all those guys getting signed before.
I mean, it was it was an irritating time, but it paid off in the end again.
I think Jeff Driskel is getting to start this weekend, but Bortles with about a week to learn the playbook and stuff.
He's gonna be right for Thursday night against the Jets, and I would imagine he's gonna beat Jets, and then the rial game is going to be weak.
Five in New England against the Patriots, which that was game.
I was probably give me on the call for that week anyway, so I would I would be a lot of fun, but, you know, as a couple extra, you know, decent performances.
All that comes back again.
Maybe the Broncos could use them for trade bait at the deadline of the craft.
Or maybe they just want keyboards in case I get hurt again.
And you know Broncos Air in that playoff race.
Maybe just a quick reminder Journal lock.
It is weak. One forms against Titans.
You got over 200 passing yards.
That was about it.
He really struggled for the rest of that game.
So maybe maybe we'll see.
But again, smart move by Vic Fangio, John Elway, the rest of the Broncos staff.
You had to sign the best guy available.
Thank you for not going after Colin Kaepernick or Trevor Siemian or Luke Falk or whoever other fridge and quarterback is out there.
You hands down, got the best one.
You got a guy who is even in the top 10 backups.
In my opinion, top five back is what my opinion is.
The best backup.
That's besides the point.
You know, some people may argue like once demario Keenum mean Okay, you can kind of **** those guys really, however way you want it.
But again, I just think it Bortles, you know? Oh, and I also forgot to mention other offensive weapons.
He has a He has a two monster running back.
When Melvin Gordon.
Sure, Philip Lindsay's out for a couple weeks. We still got Melvin Gordon.
Remember the last time he had two very capable running backs in later for now? And Chris Ivory? Yeah, a F C championship again.
Broncos Bryant making the A F C championship.
I don't even know if they're gonna make the playoffs because of Driscoll Starts.
Give me against the Buccaneers spent their awful secondary.
That offense for Tampa Bay is finally clicked, and they beat the Panthers last week.
So what's looking pretty bad for them, but again always comes in.
Week four starts around off a couple wins, gets his career back on track, and then hopefully you gain some momentum for one.
Drew lock comes back, the team can rally around walk and bottles and then or you can try get on winning Streak it.
Let me just say one last thing.
The A C West is gonna be very entertaining if this portal site, if I'm if I'm predicting how good Ball is gonna actually playing, they're actually doing a few games.
Raiders undefeated Chiefs undefeated, Arguably the best team in the league.
And the Chargers? Sure, that one on one.
But did you see Justin Herbert on Sunday? That kid is amazing.
If he continues that, we're gonna have a pretty sure chief still win the NFC West without doubt.
But we pretty much have a three way very close race for second place.
Remember Eighteens in the A F. C.
Now make the playoffs so we could be seeing three teams from the A F C West not granted.
You have teams like the Patriots occult, the Titans.
Those teams sticking to be in the wild card? Probably.
So maybe not even the Jaguars. Look at them.
They're one and one play very good against Tennessee.
But I have a feeling this is gonna work and it's gonna get Bortles career back on track.
That's just my design.
No, it's not even that.
It's not even a hot taking my opinion.
I'm just that confident that it's gonna happen even without courting, son is gonna struggle.
But maybe the Broncos, we even pick up a receiver.
Who knows? Maybe I know Mohammed Sunu got picked up by the 49 years a couple weeks ago, but I'm sure there's, Ah couple of decent wide receivers left. Maybe again.
Dez Bryant? I don't know, bringing the 2017 squad back, I don't know, but bring all the guys from back in the day.
But, hey, I have you down for it.
Pick up all those guys.
But no, no, seriously.
So, Jerry. Judy.
I mean, he hasn't done a whole lot so far, but based off of life seeing them in college, I think he could be very good.
Like I said, I think he could be decent.
And Patrick, I believe they also have.
He's okay and then pretty much D Shawn Hamilton is gonna be the second guy who's the third guy before Basan injury, but overall, he's impressed me based off of what I've seen, so I don't know it could work.
And again, Noah fan, you are going to be the main key.
Affordable succeeds in this offense or not because, like I said, he loves someone who's tight ends.
He loved throwing the M****ille's Lewis and James O Shaughnessy in Jacksonville, and I'm sure Bortles would have done fantastic.
What Tyler, Higbee and Gerald ever if he played more last year but didn't is what is this Is redemption tour, Not saying Comeback player of the year again? I think he started too late.
The only way does that portals really does.
Probo Tech numbers of Kanun gets hurt or something, which I wouldn't want that to happen.
So or at least the Newton part getting injured.
So, you know, frankly, I couldn't come back Play the year? I don't think so.
Plus again. Devante Freeman.
Probably inside of the Giants right now as we speak.
They were gonna sign him, I believe tomorrow after he passed his physical.
So I don't know, man, let me tell you one thing is fun.
Toe have played four months back in the roster and again, hopefully is on weak five against the Patriots.
So I can commentate that game and got my favorite quarterback favorite pretty much NFL player going up against my hometown team.
That would be a lot of fun to broadcast a swell, but I hope you guys enjoyed the broadcast.
I'm grand flood from flusher sports.
I'm saying, Have a good night.
What do you guys think about Blake? Board's going to the Broncos.
Your my opinion.
Vic Fangio and John Elway double thumbs up.
You got the best quarterback in the market and if used improperly, ain't gonna let you down.
And then, um, you know Jeff Driskel what's your best select this week? But if you start, If you lost against the Bucks and I didn't even really have a good game and you're still starting Thursday against the Jets, that's a whole different stream in its own right.
Unless four still, you know, somewhat injured.
Or he tells them, you know, whatever is wrong with this physical or just go over or whatever who knows? But other than that, that would be ridiculous.
Supporters the playing week for what we'll see anyway.
Yeah, nine Grandfather flusher sports. I don't have a good night.
Let me know what you think about the Broncos signing Blake Bortles.
And is this going to be a reviving? You know, of a career or suppose still gonna be like, man, he's not really that good.
He's still gonna be below average.
He's, you know, he's gonna be a backup for, you know, another three or four years before he retires.
That could certainly be the case I know is one thing.
There will be a Broncos jersey on the wall soon.
Yeah, wait a couple weeks for NFL shop dot com gets it out, but it's coming order in the next e Don't know, week or so.
Maybe I don't know.
We'll see when I get it, But it's no way toe wear it and, uh, also could be given more.
A little bit more opinions on the all sports talk show. So that should be fun, too.
But anyway, one last time, my grandfather from plus your sports on saying, Have a good buddy.