The Green Bay Packers have signed former Broncos/Jaguars QB Blake Bortles, all while MVP Aaron Rodgers’ future with the team remains uncertain. Rodgers has reportedly expressed his desire not to return to Green Bay, and had been one of two quarterbacks on the roster along with 2020 first-round draft pick Jordan Love. General manager Brian Gutekunst said after the draft that “we’ll add a third arm and maybe a fourth arm as we go through.”
The 29-year-old Bortles will be reunited with Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. He started 73 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2014-18. Hackett was Jacksonville’s quarterbacks coach from 2015-16 and offensive coordinator from 2016-18.
Packers CEO Mark Murphy acknowledged that he, Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur had met with Rodgers “on a number of occasions” during the offseason. Gutekunst has said the Packers have no plans to trade Rodgers, who has three years remaining on his contract. Murphy has indicated the Packers want to keep Rodgers in Green Bay in 2021 and beyond.
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