Packers bringing in veteran QB amid Aaron Rodgers drama
The Green Bay Packers have been the center of discussions since the night of the 2021 NFL Draft after a report came out regarding franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In turn, the Packers are bringing in an addition to the quarterback room, as the team has signed veteran Blake Bortles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Updated: Packers are signing veteran QB Blake Bortles today, per source. https://t.co/lGZjtDhfE6
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12, 2021
With the belief that it will only be Jordan Love at workouts as of Monday, the Packers are in need of somebody else to throw passes. The trade talks of Rodgers have been at an all-time high and honestly, nobody has any idea if he will ever throw another pass in a Green Bay uniform.
While Bortles isn’t exactly a viable option to come in and start permanently if Rodgers does decide to go elsewhere, he’s a veteran who has been around the league and had a bit of success with the Jacksonville Jaguars. After going third overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, he ended up starting 73 games for the Jags and led them to the AFC Championship game.
After all, it went downhill and he hasn’t appeared in a regular-season contest since the 2019 season. He was previously with the Los Angeles Rams and perhaps Bortles can sit and wait and see what happens with Rodgers.
Oddly enough, the Packers now have three former first-round picks on their roster with the trio of Love, Rodgers, and Bortles.
As the situation regarding the Packers’ star quarterback continues, it’s only a matter of time before he is traded or before he announces his decision to return to the team. For now, Green Bay is at least bringing in some other arms to have during camp as they look to get this situation resolved quickly and hopefully make a run to the NFC title game again in 2021.