The drama in Green Bay continues to rise with the Packers reportedly signing free agent quarterback Blake Bortles to a one-year contract.
The former first-round pick has become a backup in the NFL after busting with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted him third overall in 2014. What his arrival in Green Bay means for Aaron Rodgers is unknown, but the immediate impact is that it gives the Packers two quarterbacks for offseason workouts.
According to Pro Football Talk, Rodgers is not expected to attend offseason workouts. That leaves the Packers with last year's first-round pick Jordan Love and Bortles to throw passes during summer team activities.
Purple Insider's Matthew Coller tweeted that Bortles signing with the Packers "wouldn't make any sense if Rodgers was coming back." Time will tell, but if Rodgers, Love and Bortles are on the roster next season, it would be fairly unusual to have a former top-5 pick working as the third-string QB.
Rodgers is not mandated to report to any Green Bay activities until mandatory minicamp in June.
Bortles is 24-49 as a starter with 103 touchdowns and 73 interceptions.