2. Bortles has experience advantage
Football fans can say whatever they want about Bortles, and the way he looked at times over the last five years as a member of the Jaguars, but nothing can take away the experience factor the former first-round pick gained since 2014.
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Whether it happens to be his 73 career starts or the run he helped Jacksonville put together during the 2017 season when they reached the AFC Championship, the overall experience with the Jaguars wasn’t always the best, but it did give Bortles some necessary experience.
Without question, Bortles seems like the kind of quarterback that just needed a fresh start on a new team like the Rams, and in comparison to some of the other players available at the position, his experience alone topped most candidates.
Too many times in the NFL, teams have learned the hard way just how difficult it can be to make adjustments on offense when an inexperienced backup quarterback is forced to take over the duties under center, such as the Green Bay Packers two years ago with Brett Hundley.
At least with Bortles, Los Angeles is now fortunate enough to have a solid option behind Goff with experience in case any sort of injury were to take place for the Rams star in 2019.