Packers signing Blake Bortles

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It didn’t take long for the Packers to go from being interested in quarterback Blake Bortles to signing him to their roster.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bortles is signing a deal with the team on Wednesday.

The move ensures there will be a second quarterback for the Packers to put on the field with Jordan Love during offseason workouts. As of now, Aaron Rodgers is not expected to take part in the team’s offseason program and may not be with the team at all depending on how things play out in the coming days and weeks.

Chad Kelly and Kurt Benkert are also expected to try out for the team at this week’s rookie minicamp.

Bortles played for Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in Jacksonville before moving on to stints with the Rams and Broncos. He last played in a game for the Rams during the 2019 season.

43 responses to “Packers signing Blake Bortles

  1. Our “Off-Season Quarterback School” should get Blake Bortles back to his 4,400 yards/35 TD days of yore! Oh wait, that was Mike McCarthy’s little concoction. Nevermind!

  2. Well, at least he’ll know the offense. Bortles is a terrible QB but he’ll get the play calls right.

  3. Very nice pickup to fill the 3rd spot and put an arm on the field considering how much covid limited reps last year.

  4. Rodgers will understand that this move is only a business decision. It isn’t to say the team has moved passed his service, but only their preparations in case he doesn’t come to camp. Right…….

  5. LOL

    This is the best news for the NFC North since the Bears, bargaining against only themselves, traded up one spot to take not-Mahomes.

  6. It’s going to be pretty funny when he beats out Love and the new-look Packers start Blake Bortles. Hahaha!

  7. And with one masterful stroke, Guty has cured all that ails the Packers …

  8. This guy was the third overall pick. Packer fans should keep that in mind while they’re chasing Rodgers out of town and believing Love is a can’t-miss Hall of Famer.

  9. The Packers already traded Rodgers but will announce it after June 1st. Saving over $20 million!

  10. Now the Packers have THREE quarterbacks who are better than anything the Vikings have.

  11. Jordan Love feels disrespected, the Packers didn’t consult him before they made the move.

  12. Bortles has been around and could actually be a good mentor for Jordan Love. I get the impression that Aaron hasn’t been very giving as far as Jordan is concerned.

  13. If he’s cheap, like $1.25MM, then thats good value as a backup.
    I’d rather have him as backup than Geno Smith or some of these other guys.

  14. i want to know what devante adams thinks… is this enough to keep him if rodgers leaves

  15. This is a camp arm move only unless Rodgers gets traded. Need someone besides Love to throw passes in camp.

  16. As a Packer fan….if Rodgers isn’t the QB I want them to lose as many games as possible.

  17. Not a camp arm. There are many much younger and less expensive QBs you could sign as a camp arm instead of Blake Bortles.

  18. The party’s over! It was a good run for the Packers from the mid-90s through last year, but now it looks like a return to the mediocre years similar to the mid-70s through mid-90s. The golden age of Favre & Rodgers is over. Blake Bortles and Jordan Love will remind Packer fans of the days of QB play from the likes of Scott Hunter, John Hadl, Lynn Dickey, David Whitehurst, Randy Wright and Don Majkowski.

  19. Bortles is a coin toss of Oak Tree or Sapling. Either way he is a lead foot with a cannon and wisdom. Pretty good pick up if cheap and talkative and Love is intuitive and talented.

  20. Weird signing for a camp arm if Love is the #2 guy. Usually the #3 or 4 camp arms are 1st or 2nd year QBs. That Jerry Krause GM analogy is starting to seem more accurate.

  21. TurnOffTheRadio says:
    May 12, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    Wow, they have zero confidence in Love. What a poop show.———————————————————————————————— This move is only for practice and workouts. They’ll release Bortles just as soon as Rodgers’ tantrum stops unless Aaron the crybaby retires.

  22. Send him over to Denver. We’ll give him the red carpet treatment and win a Super Bowl or two to cap off his career. This Broncos team is built to win now with a QB like Rodgers. Sutton, Jeudy, Fant, Hamler, and Williams. A wealth of young 1st and 2nd round talent. In combination with Fangio’s defense this team is much better than when Manning came here in 2012.

  23. Has Green Bay lost its mind? Now, the Packers have send a clear picture that Love is not NFL ready and have signed a quarterback who has proved to be pretty good at holding a Microsoft whatever device.

    Sign Rodgers to an additional two-three years for whatever amount of money he wants and get on with getting ready for 2021.

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