Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Blake Bortles appreciates teammates having his back

Blake Bortles appreciates teammates having his back

He says he appreciates the contributions and adds that Bengals fans "should know their support will make a difference".

While the Cincinnati Bengals did not qualify for the playoffs, fans are still celebrating the season of giving more than two weeks into the new year.

The almost $5,000 in contributions donated so far started to come in after the Jaguars beat the Bengals' rival, the Steelers, 45-42.

Cincinnati Bengals fans really appreciated the Jacksonville Jaguars taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers, 45-42, in the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs.


Established in 2016, the Blake Bortles Foundation helps children and adults with developmental disabilities and first responders in the Jacksonville and Oviedo areas. Egger shared the information for the Blake Bortles Foundation shortly after the Jaguars finished off their AFC Divisional Round victory in Pittsburgh and advanced to the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots.

Per the Blake Bortles Foundation, Bengals fans have donated close to $5,000 since the conclusion of the contest. Bortles' foundation gives back to local Jacksonville communities.

Cincinnati sports radio host Mo Egger encouraged Bengals fans through his blog, Twitter page, and during his show Monday to, as he said, "pay it forward" and support the Bortles Foundation. Bills fans dished their financial support after Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-12 to beat the Baltimore Ravens in week 17, and send the Bills to the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Perhaps Bortles and his foundation will be flooded with donations from the Bills, Jets and Dolphins.

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