Earlier this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year deal. While the signing is good news for Foles and perhaps the Jaguars, one player was left out of the job.
Jacksonville released former starter Blake Bortles after the lucrative signing of the Super Bowl MVP. The 26-year-old quarterback might not be off the market for long, however.
According to NFL Network insider Mike Silver, Bortles will visit the Los Angeles Rams on Monday. Bortles would provide a quality backup to starting quarterback Jared Goff, who led the Rams to the Super Bowl this season.
Here’s the news from Silver.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 16, 2019
Bortles struggled with his completion percentage over his five NFL seasons. He completed a career-high 60.3-percent of his passes during the 2018 season.
The former No. 3 overall pick was benched in favor of former USC quarterback Cody Kessler over the final four games of the season.
Just two seasons ago, Bortles led the Jaguars to the AFC Title Game and nearly took down the New England Patriots. Jacksonville was hyped as one of the best AFC teams heading into the 2018 campaign, but finished the season with a lackluster 5-11 record.
Now he’ll have the opportunity for a fresh start with a different team.