DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle still competing for backup job

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The Packers’ backup quarterback still is TBD, according to coach Matt LaFleur.

General Manager Brian Gutekunst indicated last week that Aaron Rodgers‘ backup probably is someone on the roster already. That means DeShone Kizer or Tim Boyle.

It appeared the job was Kizer’s to lose as he has taken second-team snaps most of camp.

However, Boyle tightened the battle with his performance against the Raiders.

Boyle is 31-of-51 for 338 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions this preseason, while Kizer has completed 17 of 30 passes for 196 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

“We’re going to evaluate them from here until that decision has to be made,” LaFleur said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

22 responses to “DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle still competing for backup job

  1. It was obvious in last nights game; Boyle looked composed and comfortable, Kizer looked out of sorts and nervous. Should be an easy decision.

  2. Boyle has the much bigger and more accurate arm. Boyle is more calm in the pocket than Kizer. Boyle is more intelligent than Kizer. There is not one thing I like about Kizer to say he is good at this or that. If Gute released him today I would wish him well and be thinking good riddance.

    I’ve said Boyle should be the backup since last year, and I think LaFleur now agrees with me. I hope Gute is now on board as well. There is something Gute likes about Kizer, but I can’t figure out what that is.

    Kizer just is not a NFL QB. I don’t want him one step away from a regular season game. I don’t have full confidence that Tim Boyle can be a great NFL QB, but I do feel better with him as the backup over Kizer.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  3. Although both are still raw and this is a new offense for both sometimes the eye test tells you what you already know. Like Davante’s feet, Geronimo’s hands and Bak’s athleticism, Boyle has shown flashes of the “it”’factor. He’s far more poised and composed in the pocket and he has made some beautiful throws. These are words you just can’t say about Kiser.

    GB made a mistake 2 years ago in trying to sneak Taysom Hill thru waivers. They won’t make the mistake again. Boyle is your #2.

    GoPackGo!

  4. “I’ve said Boyle should be the backup since last year, and I think LaFleur now agrees with me. I hope Gute is now on board as well.”

    +++++

    Cue the Purples – “It only matters what Aaron Rodgers thinks”.

  5. I love it when Rodgers has people calling him out by telling us what he is saying……instead of listening to what he is saying.

    In other words……clickbait.

  6. It was a tale of two Boyles. He came out of the gate ugly going 1-7, then he got hot and went 14-4 compiling totals of 15-11, 191 yards, and two touchdowns (113.9).

    I can’t help but wonder if the literal and figurative beatings Kizer took as a rookie starter killed his confidence, which in turn killed his career. And how many other young QBs busted but didn’t necessarily have to. Everybody’s all good with a TE taking a year to learn the pro game and we easily accept that WRs sometimes need 2 or even 3 years to hit their stride, so why do some people insist on throwing the most important position in the game to the wolves on day one? It just makes no sense to me. For every Patrick Mahomes there are a dozen Christian Ponders.

  7. Worst roster in the league, not even close!

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    Coming from a man whose team has never won a Super Bowl!!

  8. Fortunately for Kizer he’s got Tom Brady’s mind in Cam Newton’s body. (His words, not mine.)

  9. It is incomprehensible to me that the Packers were willing to trade Damarious Randall for Deshone Kizer, straight up.

    And I’m a Browns fan.

  10. Trump’s Tiny Hands says:
    August 23, 2019 at 7:10 pm
    It is incomprehensible to me that the Packers were willing to trade Damarious Randall for Deshone Kizer, straight up.

    And I’m a Browns fan.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Randall became a headache to the coaching staff… or they to him. Either way, it became time for him to go and every personnel guy in the league knew it. At least this way, the Packers got something for him. He’s crazy athletic. I don’t think Dom Capers’ soft zones did him any favors… or anybody else, for that matter. I suspect the change of scenery is going to serve him, and the team, well. I was of course hoping the same would be true for Kizer but it’s looking more and more like that ship has sailed.

  11. packmangamble says:
    August 23, 2019 at 6:55 pm
    Worst roster in the league, not even close!
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    Coming from a man whose team has never won a Super Bowl!!
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    He’s got to be a kid. A man wouldn’t be sooooo desperate for attention.

  12. “Do you want to play cello or violin?”
    It’s what they asked on the Titanic. What’s the difference? They’re all on a sinking ship.

  13. How about neither Boyle or Kizer, but how about cloning AR so we’ll have Aaron Rodgers II, who’d step in if AR I goes down with an injury!

  14. Why they traded for Kizer I’ll never know , they ended up with a cat in the bag . That why the Browns got rid of him in the first place .At least Boyle is putting numbers up on the board . The numbers don’t lie . It looks like he’s starting to get it all together .. Roger’s wasn’t built in a year either . For what-ever reason hang-on to this kid …

  15. As Packer players tend to do Randall would not lusten to his coaches, even walking out if a game mid game. Packer coaches insisted on playing Randall out of position. They were lucky to get Kiser in exchange. Steal for Cleveland

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