By Matthew Stevens
The Baltimore Ravens have their quarterback situation well under control. Having handed the keys to the franchise to Lamar Jackson last season, Baltimore re-signed Robert Griffin III this offseason to be his backup. But the Ravens were keeping their options open just in case Griffin couldn’t be retained.
According to former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, he had visits with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore on his docket. But after visiting the Los Angeles Rams, Bortles said he knew that was where he wanted to be and signed a one-year deal.
It’s interesting to think the Ravens could have been interested in Bortles. Even though he was a starting quarterback last season, he was widely considered one of the worst in the league. In 2018, Bortles started 12 games, completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 2,718 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. For his career, Bortles has averaged a 59.3 percent completion rate for 3,529 yards, 20.6 touchdowns and 15 interceptions per year.
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