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How Blake Bortles is acting like Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
July 16, 2018 - 11:03 am

Tom Brady and Blake Bortles may not be very similar on the field, but they are in one way off the field.

After leading Jacksonville to the AFC title game last season, Bortles signed a new contract where he will average $18 million per season, which has him as the 19th highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

Speaking on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Bortles said he wasn't worried about how much he got paid, which is similar to Brady, who has taken less in order to make the team better.

"I think definitely the way Tom has done it is the way to try to model," Bortles said.

He added: "To take up a ton of money, you kind of limit your team and who they can help you out with and put around you."

Brady is currently the 11th-highest paid quarterback in the league.

Bortles and the Jaguars will get a chance at revenge against the Patriots, as the two teams will meet in Jacksonville during Week 2.

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