3. Bortles most likely gone after 2019
Last offseason, the Rams knew they had nothing to lose in signing Blake Bortles to become the new backup just in case Goff were to deal with some sort of injury in 2019.
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With that being said, everyone seemed to be on the same page in regards to Bortles only being a one-year rental for Los Angeles since the former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback seemed hopeful to land another starting job down the road on a different team.
From the perspective of Bortles, the opportunity to spend a year with a quarterback guru like Sean McVay could potentially help him land a starting job elsewhere in 2020, meaning the Rams could be on the lookout for another backup once the offseason arrives.
Most likely, Los Angeles will explore younger options since they not only come at a cheaper price, but also would allow McVay to develop someone of his choice.
But if the Rams were looking for an experienced veteran that knows what it takes to handle the starting job if needed, Newton could be a solid option.
Newton’s asking price would be higher than most of the younger options available, but if Los Angeles wanted to play it safe with a more reliable option, this seems to make sense.