After five seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars that had more ups than downs, Blake Bortles is now in Los Angeles as the backup quarterback for the Rams.
Not only is he sulking up winning environment the Rams have created, he is also experiencing coaching he has never seen before while in Jacksonville.
“Seeing how he coaches, how all the other coaches coach and how the guys are receptive and take it, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Bortles said.
As long as Goff is healthy in Los Angeles, he will not be a starter, but that also means he can spend a year learning with a great coach and possibly start elsewhere.
“I also expect to be a starter in this league again, and I know it’s not going to be here in L.A. So I’m trying to just better myself,” Bortles said. “And if I get an opportunity to play, great. If not, then I spent a year learning from McVay, and being around a really good organization.”
After taking the Jags to the AFC Championship game, Blake Bortles regressed badly during the 2018 season and the team made the decision to cut him and sign Nick Foles to be their full-time starter.
“It’s a weird thing to kind of balance in your head,” he said. “I have a role. I’m here to back Jared and do whatever I can to help him out. And if I get an opportunity, I’ve got to make sure we don’t miss a beat offensively and we continue to roll.