The Inexperienced Bay Packers are anticipated to signal quarterback Blake Bortles after Aaron Rodgers changed into positioned on the COVID-19/reserve list Wednesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Bortles is flying to Inexperienced Bay on Wednesday with the expectation of joining the group’s observe squad. Rodgers has been dominated out of Sunday’s game in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs below league protocols.
Bortles spent the offseason in Inexperienced Bay sooner than being decrease in July. The 2014 first-spherical have will back because the backup on the back of Jordan Adore, who will get the launch rather than Rodgers.
Bortles split the 2020 season between the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos. He has now not thrown a traditional-season pass since a 2019 stint with the Rams after spending his first five NFL seasons because the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starter.
The Packers necessary someone who’s aware of their machine in a pinch, so Bortles changed into a pure candidate. He’s one snap a ways from being the quarterback for a 7-1 Packers group that changed into dealt a predominant setback Wednesday.
Rodgers might well well now not be eligible to reach back off the reserve/COVID-19 list except Saturday, Nov. 13. Given that, it appears seemingly Bortles will be on the roster by a minimum of Week 10’s matchup in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks.