Ex-NFL QB who made $47 million replacing Aaron Rodgers and more jokes about opening a LinkedIn account after announcing his NFL retirement: ‘My lack of work history..’

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Former NFL QB QB Blake Bortles has revealed he has a LinkedIn account to find new jobs. The 30-year-old said he opened it to check job postings after his retirement. However, he admitted that the lack of a work history was the reason he had not received any job offers.

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I think my lack of work history might prevent this,the former Jaguars star said during his appearance for the Pardon My Take podcast. During his 8-year career with the NFL, Bortles earned $47 million. He played for Jacksonville, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers.

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When Blake Bortles played Rodgers and Brady

The Florida-born player announced his retirement in silence. Interestingly, Blake Bortles joined the Packers squad when star QB Aaron Rodgers was affected by Covid. The talented player was apparently trying his hand at golf at that time. He then became the replacement for the four-time MVP. In 2017, he played in the AFC Championship final for the Jaguars. However, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to defeat them and win the trophy. Bortles play an important role in helping Jacksonville reach the Finals.

During the podcast, he said he wanted to play golf on the senior circuit. The former QB has also set his sights on the 2024 Olympics. Besides golf, he enjoys the duty of a family man. Bortles said he has two small children who he spends most of his time with. You can start the senior tour at 50, so I’ve basically got 20 to prepare for that,” he added about golf dreams.

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Bortles eyes 2024 Olympics

The star retired from the NFL after an impressive career. He covered for 17,649 yards, 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions. The 30-year-old holds the Jaguars record for most TD assists in a season, with 35. He also has 59.3 completions.

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Bortles has another big dream. He aims to make the USA Equestrian Team for the 2024 Olympics. The former NFL super talent has been working towards that dream. His fans hope he will create a success story in golf and carry on the legacy of the NFL.

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