In terms of cap hits, Bortles’ $19.1 million is exactly 15th among all quarterbacks, just behind Ryan Tannehill and a head of Tyrod Taylor and Andy Dalton. Worth noting: Tannehill led the Dolphins to the playoffs in 2016 (before he suffered a season-ending injury in December), and Taylor did the same with the Bills this season. And Dalton took the Bengals to five straight playoff appearances in his first five seasons, though in the spirit of mediocrity never won in the postseason.
It is pretty awesome, the quarterback said. To spend two years or whatever as a quarterback coach and then for him to take over as the offensive coordinator, that relationship only continues to grow each and every day. He has been awesome to me. I love coming into work each and every day. Me and him, along with some other guys, kind of collaborate on different things. It is a lot of fun working with him.
Limited Jersey Just as important: Bortles has the full support of his teammates, which has to be a consideration when discussing his future.
The suspension is Adrian Phillips Jersey for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.
The NFL is clearly worried about the former first-round pick and said as much earlier this week. The public display of not giving a single care in the world has been pretty blatant — Manziel traveled to Cabo in a Josh Gordon Browns jersey and is claiming to go completely sober on Friday, July 1 before beginning a comeback to the NFL.
Needless to say, the suspension creates another major roadblock for Manziel.
Even if a team was willing to take a chance on him — and it’s really unlikely any franchise would do so for the 2016 season — Manziel would be unavailable for the first four games. Again: no team was signing him for 2016 and certainly not starting him for 2016, but a four-game suspension is another major red flag in an offseason stuffed full of them.
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