WATCH: Jacksonville QB Bortles saves TD with diving tackle

Blake Bortles saved a touchdown with his second-quarter tackle of Atlanta safety Kemal Ishmael.

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Blake Bortles has a pretty promising future playing quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, Bortles showed he has the makings of a decent safety as well.

Late in the second quarter, with the Jaguars trailing 14-3 and driving at the Atlanta one-yard line, Bortles was picked off by Falcons safety Kemal Ishmael, who took off the other way. 

Bortles gave chase, fending off a would-be blocker to make a diving tackle a the Jacksonville 14-yard line.

The quarterback’s effort saved a touchdown, as the Falcons we forced to kick a field goal to close out the half.