Amid Aaron Rodgers drama, Packers reportedly sign Blake Bortles

The former No. 3 overall pick is headed to Green Bay.
Author:
Publish date:

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. 

Next Up

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez says 'we will' keep the Timberwolves in Minnesota

Glen Taylor has stood by his statement that he will ensure the teams stay in Minnesota.

House for sale

Zillow says its upgraded 'Zestimates' are now more accurate

It's employing machine learning to increase the accuracy of its price estimation feature.

geoffrey compton

Child who drowned in Woodbury was celebrating his 9th birthday

He drowned in Carver Lake in Woodbury on Sunday.

kid hospital doctor

3 Minnesota children's hospitals included in U.S. News 'Best of' list

No Minnesota hospitals cracked the top 10 in the U.S., but they did rank nationally in pediatric specialties.

girl scout cookies

Nationwide surplus of Girl Scout cookies? Not for these MN troops

While some troops saw cookie sales struggle, southern MN Girl Scouts had a successful year.

YouTube - Bad Axe Throwing 1

Bad Axe Throwing will open second Minnesota location this fall

The company says it will be one of its largest locations in the U.S.

Danielle Hunter

And just like that, the Vikings defense appears fully loaded

The defensive line will likely have four entirely new starters from last year.

Pixabay - black bear

Why conditions in Minnesota are ripe for more bear-human conflicts

A one-two punch of a May frost and dry spell could lead to a natural food shortage.

Minnesota Public Radio MPR

MPR News shakes up its radio schedule, will launch new shows

The changes involve popular hosts Cathy Wurzer, Kerri Miller and Angela Davis.

Wikimedia Commons - Maplewood Mall exterior

Owner of 2 Twin Cities malls files bankruptcy

The group cited the "significant challenges" posed by the pandemic.

Related

Screen Shot 2021-01-12 at 1.35.36 PM

Aaron Rodgers says he'll be guest host of 'Jeopardy!'

The TV trivia game show is using celebrities to guest host after the death of Alex Trebek.

Aaron Rodgers 'sad' after Packers dump Jordy Nelson

The walls appear to be crumbling in Green Bay.

Report: Rodgers growing increasingly frustrated with Packers

The report says it'll affect contract talks with Green Bay.

Olivia Munn stands up for ex-boyfriend Aaron Rodgers

Munn has been blamed for some of the Rodgers family drama.

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers answers Kenny Mayne's trade demand question

Rodgers was a guest on Mayne's final ESPN broadcast Monday night.

Aaron Rodgers

Coller: Should Aaron Rodgers still terrify Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.