Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles runs into the end zone for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Vikings, Browns and Raiders meet with Blake Bortles

One of the top quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft this year is UCF’s Blake Bortles, who may end up being the No.1 overall pick in May. While he’s drawing plenty of attention from the Houston Texans at the top of the draft, as many as four other teams have met with Bortles to get a dell for if he’s right to be their franchise quarterbacks.

In addition to interest from the Texans, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars have all met with Bortles to get a better feel for him.


All four of those teams desperately need a quarterback and it’s not surprising to see them reach out to Borltes. There are other quarterback options out there, as the Jaguars are high on Teddy Bridgewater, the Browns like Johnny Manziel and the Vikings seem interested in A.J. McCarron, but Bortles is a hard guy to ignore.

None of those four teams are overlooking Borltes because if he falls on draft day, everyone will want to be prepared.

Tags: Blake Bortles Cleveland Browns Houston Texans Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft 2014 Oakland Raiders

  • Gus Gustoffson

    It’s 5 teams, not 4…

  • Jeremy Lundeen

    My vikings like mccarron? Hmm, i like him too. Seems likeable, i just wish he were an nfl caliber qb. Why aren’t they all in on mettenberger? He’s legit! Well, that sums up the purple’s on going superbowl famine. I had hoped with a new coach and norv they’d be mettenberger or bust, esp when i learned mett did film study with jay feidler to prep for combine q&a’s. Jay f was norv’s qb two yrs with miami. But, i here mett(best qb in draft) is off their board. Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb! This is why I’ve followed the pats while living in mn since i knew they were goin to win it all about six games into brady’s first year as a starter. Mettenberger, the next brady, we don’t need him. Nice purple, real nice.