Jags QB Bortles has right wrist surgery

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles runs to the locker room after the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had surgery on his right wrist last week to fix a problem that kept him on the injury report all season.

The team confirmed the surgery Tuesday. ESPN first reported it.

Bortles dealt with the issue in his throwing wrist throughout the season. He appeared on the injury report every week but did not miss a practice or a game.

Jacksonville picked up the fifth-year option in Bortles’ rookie contract last year, guaranteeing him $19 million in 2018 if he’s on Jacksonville’s roster the first day of the league year in March. The Jaguars are prohibited from cutting Bortles if he’s hurt or recovering from an injury.

Bortles completed 60 percent of his passes in 2016, with 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also was sacked a career-low 24 times.

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