Backing up Goff on the Rams
Former Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles agreed to a one-year contract to join the Los Angeles Rams, the franchise announced Monday night.
Bortles was released by the Jaguars last week when former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles signed a four-year, $88 million free agent contract to replace him.
The Jaguars opted not to designate Bortles as a post-June 1 cut, so his contract will count $16.5 million in dead money on the team’s 2019 salary cap. If Bortles would have remain on the roster, his contract would have resulted in a $21 million cap hit this season after signing a three-year, $54 million extension in February 2018. With is release, the Jaguars saved $4.5 million.
Jaguars top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell both refused to admit last week that giving Bortles a contract extension, which included $26.5 million guaranteed, was a mistake.