Blake Bortles Signs With Los Angeles Rams

Five-year NFL veteran quarterback Blake Bortles is expected to a sign a deal with the Los Angeles Rams. Contract details are pending at this time. Bortles, a Central Florida product, spent the first five years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Blake Bortles to Sign With Los Angeles Rams

2018 was a season to forget for Blake Bortles. Fresh off the heels of a three-year, $54 million contract extension, the former first-round pick battled through a difficult year. In total, Bortles appeared in 13 games, completing 60.3% of his passes for 2,718 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Bortles was benched midway through the season and was effectively replaced by Nick Foles in free agency just a few days ago.

Bortles first entered the league as the third-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bortles entered his rookie season behind incumbent starter Chad Henne. However, Bortles took over after just two games, finishing his season with 2,908 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.

Bortles entered 2015 as the unquestioned starter, leading the offense for all 16 games. During his time on the field, the quarterback completed 58.6% of his passes for 4,428 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. Bortles earned a Pro Bowl nod as an alternate. He couldn’t build on his promising 2016, as the former first rounder completed just 58.9% of his passes for 3,905 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions while leading Jacksonville to a 3-13 record.

Bortles had the most successful season of his career in 2017. Once again starting in all 16 games, Bortles completed 60.2% of his passes for 3,687 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Jacksonville went 10-6 with Bortles under center, advancing all the way to the AFC Championship Game.

Throughout his career, Bortles has completed 59.3% of his passes for 17,646 yards, 103 touchdowns, and 75 interceptions. Additionally, Bortles had added 1,775 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground during his five-year tenure with Jacksonville.

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