Prowling The Web: Blake Bortles, Shad Khan Among Most Influential


Blake Bortles and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan make a list among the NFL’s most influential for the 2015 season.

Top 100 Most Influential People in NFL for 2015 – Monday Morning Quarterback

"As far as young quarterbacks go, it’s an age of instant gratification. Since the NFL expanded to 32 teams and the eight-division alignment in 2002, nine rookie quarterbacks have gone to the playoffs in Year One. When the Jaguars selected Blake Bortles with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft they knew he was a different breed, a raw talent with the emphasis on raw. Despite his physical gifts, Bortles’ mechanics were so out-of-whack that the Jaguars were leaning toward a redshirt year."

…Shad Khan comes in at 84 in the same list, here.

"The Jaguars have shot down speculation that they could eventually relocate to London (a Union Jax fan club already exists), instead portraying the international commitment as a lucrative investment that boosted revenue and stabilized the franchise financially since Khan bought the team."

Jacksonville Jaguars are Optimistic as the Minicamp Ends – Fox Sports

"Compared to a year ago, the Jaguars made it through minicamp with a minimum of injuries. But after losing first-round draft pick Dante Fowler Jr. for the season with a torn ACL last month in rookie minicamp and seeing fourth-rounder James Sample break his left arm during organized team activities, Bradley decided to play it safe.“We came in thinking it was going to be a normal day of work,” middle linebacker Paul Posluszny said. “Obviously coach has a plan. He knows what’s best.”"

Wide Receiver Allen Robinson has Been “Unbelievable” in OTAs – Fox Sports

"With Shorts gone and Lee sidelined while recovering from a left knee injury, Robinson has become Jacksonville’s go-to guy. Free agent tight end Julius Thomas is expected to be featured in a revamped offense under new coordinator Greg Olson, but it’s become clear that Robinson will be a top target down the field and in the red zone."

A.J. Cann Signed by the Jaguars – ESPN

"Terms of the contract were not released, but Cann’s deal is projected to pay him $3,081,596 over four years with an $801,596 signing bonus, according to"

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