Per the official team site, the Los Angeles Rams are signing former Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles to a one-year deal to back up starting QB Jared Goff. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Sosa covered the news on Friday when Bortles scheduled today’s visit with the Rams:
Bortles was the third-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. After a tumultuous career with the Jaguars, Bortles was released just recently after the team signed free agent QB Nick Foles. Bortles — who was owed a large sum of money — hits free agency as a quarterback with 73 career starts under his belt. In his five-year career, Bortles has amassed 103 touchdowns, 75 interceptions, and 17,646 passing yards.
The deal means the Rams are all but certain to let QB Sean Mannion hit the free agency market.
It’s worth noting that Bortles and Goff share the same representation in REP1 Football along with Rams WR Brandin Cooks and WR Cooper Kupp and RB Justin Davis and LB Bryce Hager.