Packers sign QB Kurt Benkert during rookie minicamp tryout

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For the second time this week, the Packers have signed a quarterback.

Kurt Benkert, who was brought in for a tryout during this weekend’s rookie minicamp, has signed with the team, he announced on Twitter.

Benkert spent the last three years in Atlanta, mostly on the practice squad, and has never played in a regular-season NFL game. He played in college at both East Carolina and Virginia.

Quarterback Blake Bortles signed with the Packers this week. The Packers also brought quarterback Chad Kelly in for a tryout at this weekend’s rookie minicamp, but there has been no word about him signing.

The real question at quarterback for the Packers, of course, is whether disgruntled NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers will retire or try to force a trade. Jordan Love, last year’s first-round draft pick, would be the presumed heir apparent if Rodgers is not the quarterback in Green Bay this year.

19 responses to “Packers sign QB Kurt Benkert during rookie minicamp tryout

  1. Staffing up for training camp. I expect, come the pre-season, we’re going to see a lot of Jordan Love under center, and not much of anyone else, whether Rodgers has reported or not.

  2. Acquiring a QB from Atlanta? Last time the Packers did that, his name was Brett Favre. (Just sayin’)

  3. Stories like these are actually funny.. GB is no way letting Rogers get away. But writers keep stirring the pot trying to keep it front page news.

  4. This guy is twice the QB that Mond kid is over in Minnesota and he didn’t cost a draft pick. That’s how you build a team.

    (Actually I have no clue and am just trolling)

  5. I don’t care who ends up being the Packer quarterback. I didn’t care when new guy Don Majkowski took over for Randy Wright, I didn’t care when new guy Brett Favre took over for Don Majkowski, I didn’t care when new guy Aaron Rodgers took over for Brett Favre, and I don’t care whenever new guy takes over for Aaron Rodgers. It’s just a game. The Packers have given me three lifetimes of proud moments. If I never get another, I’m OK.

  6. You mean the one and only “Kurt Benkert”!!………………………………………………….never heard of him?????????????????????/

  7. When one is “proud” of war a football team they follow does on the field what does that say about one’s life?

  8. I had forgotten all about Chad Kelly. I thought he was going with plan B – using his degree.

  9. You have to have a reason to be proud of your sports team. If your team of choice has never given you a reason, it’s easy for pettiness to take it’s place.

    pride /prīd/ noun 1.a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities that are widely admired.

  10. Aka someone accomplished little in life and probably wears a jersey with another mans name on it to feel “proud”!

  11. RMoss84HOF says:
    May 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    Aka someone accomplished little in life…………..

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You wish. I have a myriad of things in my life in which I feel immense pride. I would be willing to bet I pay more in taxes than you earn in a year. Clown.

  12. The Packers are the joke of the league right now. Why did they draft Love when they have Rodgers for 4 more years? Total waste of a draft pick and likely cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. If I were Rodgers I’d want to be traded too. Either fire the GM and trade Love or trade Rodgers.

  13. “closely associated”
    When a favorite actor has a new movie release and you feel proud. Lol

  14. teflondyme says:
    May 16, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    The Packers are the joke of the league right now. Why did they draft Love when they have Rodgers for 4 more years? Total waste of a draft pick and likely cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. If I were Rodgers I’d want to be traded too. Either fire the GM and trade Love or trade Rodgers.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ….. or don’t do any of the above, play the games, and check back in five years.

  15. stellarperformance says:
    May 16, 2021 at 4:43 pm
    RMoss84HOF says:
    May 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    Aka someone accomplished little in life…………..

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You wish. I have a myriad of things in my life in which I feel immense pride. I would be willing to bet I pay more in taxes than you earn in a year. Clown.
    ———
    Lol I would love to take on that challenge i part time in Wayzata when not out west and you live in Eagan. Go to bed.

  16. RMoss84HOF says:
    May 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    Aka someone accomplished little in life and probably wears a jersey with another mans name on it to feel “proud”!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ………says the guy using Randy Moss’s name and number as a screen-name. If that’s not pride, what is it…..love?

  17. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 16, 2021 at 5:37 pm
    “closely associated”
    When a favorite actor has a new movie release and you feel proud. Lol
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I’m not closely associated with any movie actors.

    Swing anna miss.

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