Blake Bortles has a new home.
The former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Monday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Bortles projects as the NFC champions’ backup for starter Jared Goff.
The 26-year-old Bortles, who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, arrives in L.A. after washing out in Jacksonville. The Jaguars released Bortles last week after the acquisition of Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles.
Bortles had signed a three-year, $54 million deal with the Jaguars following the team’s run to the AFC Championship Game in the 2017 postseason. But he regressed in 2018, throwing just 13 touchdowns to 11 interceptions while going 3-9 as a starter. He was benched for a stretch in favor of Cody Kessler.
Bortles ended his Jaguars career with a 24-49 record with 103 touchdowns to 75 interceptions.
Still, his 75 games of NFL experience are significantly more than Brandon Allen, the only other non-Goff quarterback currently on the Rams roster, who hasn’t actually thrown an NFL pass. In that sense, the move solidifies the Rams’ quarterback situation behind Goff.