3 takeaways from Rams 14-3 loss to Raiders during Week 1 preseason

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2. Bortles seems like right choice at backup

Back in the offseason, the Rams made what seemed like an easy decision by moving on from Sean Mannion, and going with Blake Bortles as the new backup quarterback heading into the 2019 season.

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Even if early signs have pointed to Bortles only being a one-year rental with the hope of finding a starting job on a different team in 2020, all Los Angeles currently cares about is the upcoming season.

Looking across the league at all the teams that have unfortunately suffered injuries with their starting quarterbacks, the Rams realized the importance of making sure they had a solid backup option to Goff just in case.

Since there was no need for Goff to play on Saturday against the Raiders, all eyes were on Bortles to start the game to see how he would look in his first game action in McVay’s system.

Bortles only completing 3 of 8 passes for 50 yards may not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but also this still seems like a way better option than Mannion.

Between his previous starting experience with the Jacksonville Jaguars to McVay’s history of developing quarterbacks, the Rams seem like they clearly made the right decision.