Signing Blake Bortles seems like it will work wonders for the Los Angeles Rams during the 2019 season.
All eyes were on the Los Angeles Rams Monday to see how the visit with Blake Bortles will go down, and when seeing how the meeting eventually led to the former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback signing a one-year deal, it clearly went well for the two parties.
While the main focus this offseason has been on other key areas such as linebacker and the offensive line, the Rams were also in need of figuring out their situation at backup quarterback just to make sure they would be in good shape if Jared Goff were to suffer some sort of injury.
Over the last two years, Los Angeles seemed confident enough in Sean Mannion being the answer at backup quarterback, although the argument can be made there is no way to know since the Rams luckily never needed him to play in a meaningful game with Goff staying healthy.
Either way, as great as it was to have Mannion around over the last two years, there’s no question that Los Angeles will be much better off with Bortles as the new No. 2 quarterback since the argument can be made that he brings more to the table.
In fact, now that Bortles joining the Rams is official, let’s take a look at four reasons to explain just how great of a signing this was for the NFC champions to make them feel better about their situation at backup quarterback.
Even if the main goal is to obviously never use Bortles as a result of Goff remaining healthy, it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?