Blake Bortles, who was released by the Jaguars earlier this week, is expected to visit with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, NFL Network reported.
Bortles was the Jaguars starting quarterback for five seasons before they signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year, $88 million contract in free agency, which led to his release on Wednesday.
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 remained on the roster, his contract would have resulted in a $21 million cap hit this season after signing a three-year extension in February 2018. With is release, the Jaguars saved $4.5 million.
With the Rams, Bortles could be the backup for starter Geoff Goff.
Behind Goff, the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl LIII but lost to the New England Patriots 13-3.
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