NFL free agency rumors: Blake Bortles to visit Rams after Jaguars release

Jaguars sticking with Blake Bortles as starting QB

Former Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is set to visit the Rams just days after his release from Jacksonville, according to NFL Network, which cited an unidentified team source.

Bortles, a former first-round pick, would serve as a backup to Los Angeles starter Jared Goff if the two sides were to reach a deal. 

Goff helped lead the Rams to the Super Bowl last season after posting a 13-3 record, while Bortles struggled in his fifth season with the Jaguars en route to a 5-11 season.

Bortles’ release on Wednesday came after he was benched twice for Cody Kessler last season and after the Jaguars signed former Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year deal.

Bortles, 26, went 24-49 as a starter in Jacksonville after he was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft. He finished 2018 with 2,718 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.