Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Updated 3/18/18 5:25PM PST
The Los Angeles Rams met with the former number three overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft Blake Bortles today and did not let him leave without agreeing to a one-year deal.
Bortles, the 6'5" 235lb quarterback, drafted from the University of Central Florida played five seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars signed Bortles to a four year $20M contract and picked up his fifth-year option. Bortles resigned with the Jags with a three year $54M deal in which $26.5M fully guaranteed.
Bortles best year was his second year in the league as he passed for 4,428 yards, 35 touchdowns, with 18 interceptions. Along with his interceptions, Bortles fumbled 14 times turnover the ball five times. Bortles had an up and down career with the Jags which left his career in doubt.
The Jaguars released Bortles this past offseason after acquiring former Rams quarterback Nick Foles. Bortles is an upgrade over former third-round selection Sean Mannion and fits in the prototypical offense of the Rams. The signing of Bortles will give the Rams a better quality backup at the quarterback position.
The term of Bortle's deal has not been finalized but will update when come available.