With Aaron Rodgers back in the fold, Packers cut two backup QBs

Ryan Wood
Packers News

GREEN BAY - With Aaron Rodgers back, the Green Bay Packers revamped their quarterback depth chart Tuesday, releasing veteran Blake Bortles and youngster Jake Dolegala.

Bortles was signed earlier this offseason as protection if the Packers needed to start Jordan Love during the 2021 season. A former third overall pick, Bortles spent his first five seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played for Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in 2016-18.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Blake Bortles (9) is shown during a mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Green Bay, Wis.

Bortles spent last season with the Los Angeles Rams, who run a similar system under coach Sean McVay that the Packers run with coach Matt LaFleur.

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With Rodgers back, the Packers no longer need that veteran depth. Love slides down to the primary backup behind Rodgers, while Bortles lost a roster spot.

The Packers are now poised to enter training camp with just three quarterbacks: Rodgers, Love and prospect Kurt Benkert.

Note

The Packers will have six players start training camp on the non-football injury list: OLB Za’Darius Smith, CB Kevin King, DL Kingsley Keke, S Will Redmond, S Henry Black and DE Tipa Galeai. LT David Bakhtiari is on the PUP list as he continues to recover from a torn ACL.