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Jaguars fans know it well: Blake Bortles has seen his share of highlights and lowlights. Sunday's AFC Championship at the Patriots won't just affect the legacy of the QB's four-year tenure - it may also determine whether his Jacksonville stay continues.

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1. The Jaguars began their relationship with Bortles when they chose him with the third overall pick out of the University of Central Florida at the 2014 NFL Draft, making him the highest-drafted quarterback in franchise history. READ MORE

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2. It didn't take long for Bortles to get his first shot on the field. With the Jaguars off to an 0-3 start, then-coach Gus Bradley gave Bortles his debut on Sept. 21, 2014 against the Colts and then named him starter. READ MORE

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3. Winning took longer, but on Oct. 19, 2014, Bortles got his first career win by leading the Jaguars past the hapless Browns - even if he threw three interceptions in the process. READ MORE

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4. That up-and-down pattern didn't go away in year two. Bortles led the league in interceptions but set Jaguars records for passing yards and touchdowns. READ MORE

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5. But Bortles took a step backward in 2016. He threw the third-most interceptions in the league for the 3-13 Jaguars, and by December, ESPN's Trent Dilfer called him the NFL's worst quarterback. Ouch. READ MORE

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6. After all that, many fans were surprised when the Jaguars picked up Bortles' fifth-year option in May, which would pay him $19 million for 2018 if he remains on the roster through March. READ MORE

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7. Preseason didn't get better. In fact, it got worse, including five interceptions in one practice. The Bortles era looked to be nearing an end when Jaguars coach Doug Marrone benched him in favor of Chad Henne for the third preseason game.  READ MORE

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8. But then - surprise! - Bortles was back in the lineup for the season's start, and as October turned into November and the Jaguars climbed the AFC South standings, fans were starting to think. Bortles was looking pretty good. READ MORE

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9. Maybe even better than pretty good. By December, the Jaguars had clinched the division title and their first playoff trip in 18 years, and Bortles outdueled four-time Pro Bowler Russell Wilson head-to-head. READ MORE

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10. Then, the inconsistency came back. The losses returned. Even in last week's playoff opener, Bortles wasn't great, but he ran well enough for the Jaguars' first postseason win in a decade. READ MORE