Report: Packers’ next QB move after Aaron Rodgers’ return
Aaron Rodgers is officially at training camp with the Green Bay Packers after coming to terms on a compromise with the franchise. But now that Rodgers is back in the fold, that means another move at quarterback had to be made.
Unfortunately for Blake Bortles, he’s a roster casualty now that Rodgers has returned, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
The former Jacksonville Jaguars starter signed a one-year contract at the minimum back in May in the middle of all the Rodgers drama. Bortles was clearly just insurance in case Rodgers didn’t play this season.
The Packers now have four quarterbacks on the roster: Rodgers, Jordan Love, Kurt Benkert and Jake Dolegala.
While Rodgers is returning for the 2021 season, it looks like it will be his last season with the franchise. As part of the compromise with the Packers, he has a much better chance of having a new home in 2022 unless he changes course and wants to continue on in Green Bay.
If Rodgers does indeed move on from the Packers in 2022, the assumption is that Love will take the reins at quarterback. Green Bay was prepared to have Love be the starter in 2021 before Rodgers decided he was coming back.
Rodgers won MVP last season and should have the Packers in Super Bowl contention once again.