Blake Bortles was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, spent five years there as their starting quarterback. He was then replaced by the signing of Nick Foles and later turned out to be Gardner Minshew III.
He found his way as a backup to Jared Goff on the Los Angeles Rams. Unlike Cam Newton, Bortles isn’t a long-term answer to the quarterback of the future problem. He does, however, fill a quality backup position now.
The best thing about Bortles is that he will not cost nearly what Cam or Jameis will want. That will give the Saints another year to figure out who they want to sign long-term or if they will turn around and draft a quarterback high in next year’s draft.
In his best season in Jacksonville, Bortles threw for 4,428 yards with 35 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Who knows, Bortles could be a talent that just wasn’t developed correctly and could have a future in New Orleans with those numbers.