(CBS HOUSTON) – Blake Bortles joined “In The Loop” on Radio Row from the Super Bowl on Thursday and, while admitting he was biased, said he felt Aaron Rodgers deserves the MVP award more so this season than Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
“I think I’m biased, I guess, being a quarterback,” the Jaguars quarterback said. “Just the amount of respect for guys that do it really, really well the way Aaron does, but I think J.J.’s not far behind. He had a really good year with 20-and-a-half sacks. He’s been incredible these last couple of years.”
Bortles just finished his first season in the league, a season where he threw for 11 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, and just over 2900 yards in 14 games. As he was on “In The Loop,” the topic of fellow rookie Zack Mettenberger’s incident with Watt regarding taking a selfie on gameday was also brought up.
“I didn’t get the selfie payback on the ground,” Bortles joked, no doubt thankful he himself didn’t take a selfie before facing Watt.
Mettenberger had taken a selfie prior to making his first career start, which was against the Texans on October 26. Watt called the selfie a high school move and then pretended to take a selfie as he celebrated a sack over Mettenberger that day.
The whole interview, as well as the other Radio Row interview for “In The Loop,” can be found here.