3 reasons Rams should consider Blake Bortles as new backup for Jared Goff

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Here are three reasons the Los Angeles Rams should consider signing Blake Bortles as the new backup to Jared Goff for the 2019 season.

If the Los Angeles Rams do decide that Sean Mannion is too expensive to keep around, there’s a good chance the team will look to free agency to bring an experienced backup on board to make sure the offense will be in good shape if something were to happen to Jared Goff.

Now that Nick Foles is expected to sign a massive deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, one name that seems worth consideration all of a sudden for the Rams is Blake Bortles, that is assuming he does end up become available following a release.

Football fans can say what they want about Bortles as a quarterback when looking at some of his struggles over the years with the Jaguars, but a fresh start on a new team like the Rams could end up working wonders for both parties.

Over the years, too many teams have learned the hard way just how difficult it can be to still be successful on offense when a starting quarterback goes down, and while Los Angeles doesn’t have any reason to be worried about Goff, the team still needs to be prepared just in case.

From a realistic standpoint, the main goal for the Rams would obviously be they never need to use their next backup quarterback, whether it happens to be Bortles or someone else.

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But since Bortles will be looking for a new home to play in 2019 once Jacksonville makes the Foles deal official later this week, here are three reasons to support Los Angeles being a potential landing spot for the former first-round pick.