1. Rams can still draft a quarterback in April
What’s the best part about signing a quarterback like Bortles to a one-year deal? Well, the fact that Los Angeles doesn’t have to commit to Bortles for the long run is huge, especially if they were to express some sort of interest in drafting a quarterback this April.
Obviously, if the Rams were to take this approach, they wouldn’t consider drafting someone until the later rounds since there are other areas to focus on that are more important. But if Los Angeles were to use one of their later picks on the final day of the draft, at least this would give them another option to consider around this time next year if things failed to work out for the best with Bortles.
Of course, the main goal here for the Rams would be to see Bortles fit in great on offense for the NFC champions, and eventually stick around for the long run to make sure the team had the necessary insurance just in case something were to happen to Goff.
Depending on what quarterbacks would still be available in the later rounds, it would be interesting to see if Los Angeles ended up considering this possibility since at the end of the day, they really wouldn’t have anything to lose over this kind of approach.