2. Bortles more experienced than most available quarterbacks
Experience is a key factor when it comes to being a backup quarterback in the NFL, and Foles is the perfect example of how great things can be after the Super Bowl 52 MVP will forever be viewed as a legend in the City of Brotherly Love for his previous accomplishments.
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As mentioned before, the goal with Bortles if there were any sort of interest from Los Angeles would be to never have to use him since the obvious plan would be that Goff remains healthy enough where he never misses time away from the field.
Of course, if there were ever a time in which the Rams did need to go with a backup under center, Bortles has the advantage over most candidates at the moment from an experience perspective alone.
Despite how things turned out in Jacksonville, nothing can take away from the fact that Bortles does have 73 starts under his belt, and knows what it’s like to play in the postseason after helping the Jaguars reach the AFC Championship during the 2017 season.
Even if the argument can be made that Jacksonville’s defense was the main factor behind the team’s success that year, Bortles still did just enough on offense to help the team advance to the AFC Championship before falling to the New England Patriots.
With this in mind, Bortles seems worthy of the consideration from experience alone since it’s not everyday a team can benefit from a former starter making the transition to backup.