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Packers Add Depth Behind Aaron Rodgers With Latest QB Signing

Devon Platana
The Green Bay Packers have added depth behind Aaron Rodgers with their latest quarterback signing.
The Green Bay Packers have added depth behind Aaron Rodgers with their latest quarterback signing. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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It's a time of uncertainty in Green Bay as the Packers still aren't sure if Aaron Rodgers will be their quarterback once September gets here. While Jordan Love looks to be the starter if Rodgers isn't, the team already brought in former Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles as another option earlier this week. Now, Green Bay has expanded its quarterback depth chart with another signing.

The Packers signed former Atlanta Falcons signal-caller Kurt Benkert on Saturday. He was invited to the team's rookie minicamp this weekend and impressed enough to warrant a contract. Benkert even tweeted out a picture about the news to voice his excitement.

Packers QB Depth

While Benkert has played some exhibition games for the Falcons in the past, he has yet to suit up for some actual NFL action. For that to change this season, he'd have to pass three other quarterbacks on the chart, which seems unlikely. Nevertheless, he should be a decent depth option.

The Baltimore, Maryland native spent his final two seasons of college football as the starter for the Virginia Cavaliers. He completed 57.5% of his passes during that span, recording 5,579 passing yards and 46 touchdowns to 20 interceptions. The jury's still out on if he can translate those type of stats into NFL success. However, perhaps he'll get a chance to do so if his stars align in 2021.

The Packers currently have the 8th-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Benkert's signing won't push those odds in the right direction, but it does give Green Bay an additional sense of security during these uncertain times.


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