The Inexperienced Bay Packers weren’t anticipating to have any younger quarterbacks on the roster heading into this weekend’s rookie minicamp. Inexperienced Bay needed to cowl its tracks and ensure it had precise throwers this weekend all whereas persevering with to work issues out with franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers took care of the scenario Saturday, signing Kurt Benkert to the roster. Inexperienced Bay signed Blake Bortles earlier this week to be the third quarterback, however Bortles is a veteran — so he wasn’t eligible to take part in rookie minicamp. Jordan Love, the staff’s 2020 first-round choose, additionally is not in a position to take part regardless of not enjoying a single snap in his rookie marketing campaign.
Inexperienced Bay introduced in Beckert and Chad Kelly on a tryout foundation, deciding on Benkert for the fourth quarterback function. An undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2018, Benkert has by no means performed a regular-season NFL snap and was rostered on the Atlanta Falcons‘ apply squad in 2018 and 2020 (missed all of 2019 with an harm). The Packers did not draft a quarterback nor add one of their rookie undrafted free agent class, however lined their tracks with the free agent signing of Bortles and the addition of Benkert this weekend.
Benkert might be the No. 3 quarterback relying on how the Rodgers scenario performs out. Inexperienced Bay remains to be making an attempt to patch issues up with Rodgers, amidst studies he not desires to play for the franchise. If Rodgers is a no present at obligatory minicamp or coaching camp, the Packers no less than could have three quarterbacks on the roster.
Love could must change into the starter for the Packers in 2021, whether or not he is prepared or not. Benkert is not anticipated to compete for a roster spot if Rodgers is on the staff, however the scenario with Rodgers is fluid. At the least the Packers normal supervisor Brian Gutekunst stored his phrase about including quarterbacks to get Inexperienced Bay via the offseason.