Blake Bortles on the way to Green Bay

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The Packers appear to have found Jordan Love‘s backup quarterback for Sunday: Blake Bortles.

With both starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and practice squad quarterback Kurt Benkert on the COVID-19 reserve list, Love is the only quarterback currently available to the Packers. But Bortles is on the way.

Bortles is flying to Green Bay today with the expectation that he will sign to the Packers’ practice squad and then get called up to the active roster before Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Good quarterbacks aren’t available at this point in the season, so Bortles is probably the best the Packers can do. Bortles spent some time with the Packers this offseason while Aaron Rodgers was refusing to participate in offseason work, so he at least has some familiarity with their offense.

The 29-year-old Bortles, who went to the Jaguars with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft and has also spent time with the Rams and Broncos.

24 responses to “Blake Bortles on the way to Green Bay

  1. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No wait, it’s Super Blake coming to save the day! Not.

  2. Amazing that a QB who brought the Jaguars to within 10 minutes of a Super Bowl… the Jacksonville freaking Jaguars, has never gotten another chance to start in this league.

  3. As a Lions fan, I’m sorry Green Bay. I know we are awful, but you, you just called for Blake Bortles from the pen. Yowser. Doesn’t matter how he compares to anyone in Detroit. But the Delta between Rodgers play, and Bortles play is wider than the Grand Canyon or bigger.wow

  4. KC just got a HUGE gift. If they are ever going to turn this season around this is the game to start

  5. the idea that you have a qb sitting at home in an in case of emergency break glass situation is more important now. especially in cold weather cities where cold and flu season has started.

  6. Thanks for the laugh. “Good quarterbacks aren’t available right now. Anyways, here’s Blake Bortles.”

  7. I don’t understand not just rolling with Cobb as backup. I guess there’s always the concern that Love also tests positive before Sunday and then you’re really hosed and need a body to catch snaps. But in that case it doesn’t really matter who’s back there, honestly, as it’s basically over at that point.

  8. Bortles might be better than Mahomes right now. Starting to seriously wonder if somebody body-doubled #15 out of there.

  9. Sorry Chiefs fans but the way your team is playing, I wouldn’t assume a victory here.

  10. I’d cut Rodgers for lying and endangering the health of his teammates—and putting everyone in a difficult position of competing without their leader. It’s a team sport. Cut him.

  11. World-class organizations plan ahead for just these contingencies, bringing Bortles in during the offseason in case they need to break the glass.

    Expect LaFleur to further expand on the dink-and-dunk run-heavy, clock-moving offense employed against the Cardinals. And a couple downfield shots off boot play-action. Love could surprise.

  12. 3 0 Rate This
    prophessor4 says:
    November 3, 2021 at 1:44 pm
    the idea that you have a qb sitting at home in an in case of emergency break glass situation is more important now. especially in cold weather cities where cold and flu season has started

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    Or when your starting MVP QB lies and says he was vaccinated…

  13. Since we have no idea who Rodgers may have infected as he frolicked about the facility unmasked, you almost have to fly in a backup QB from somewhere else. I hope Jordan Love performs well and doesn’t end up testing positive himself.

  14. Aaron Rogers: You see what your selfishness has done? You unleashed Blake Bortles on the Green Bay fans and hurt the team in the process. You should be ashamed.

  15. Over the past decade, Bortles has made it as far in the postseason as has Rodgers. Arguably, considering how late in their AFC championship game he had a lead, further.

  16. “kevpft says:
    November 3, 2021 at 2:43 pm
    Over the past decade, Bortles has made it as far in the postseason as has Rodgers. Arguably, considering how late in their AFC championship game he had a lead, further.”

    The crazy thing is, this is a true statement.

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