BREAKING: Packers Sign This Veteran QB to a One Year Deal

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Former Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles has signed a one year deal with the Packers. (Gary Lloyd McCullough)

As the uncertainty regarding the Packers’ quarterback situation carries on, Green Bay has signed a veteran quarterback to their roster. The Packers and QB Blake Bortles have agreed to a one year deal. 

Bortles, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, led Jacksonville to the AFC title game in 2018. He was highly touted out of the University of Central Florida, but never quite lived up to the hype during his time with the Jaguars. Bortles was released by Jacksonville after five seasons and has spent the last two years as a backup with the Rams. 

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Bortles played for Green Bay’s current offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett when Hackett served as offensive coordinator for Jacksonville. The Packers now have three former first round quarterbacks on their roster in Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, and Bortles. It is unclear if signing Bortles has any correlation to the recent reported tension between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ organization. However, before the signing today, the Packers only had two quarterbacks on their roster. Signing another was a logical decision,  regardless of any recent drama. 

Nathaniel Hackett and Blake Bortles during their time together in Jacksonville. (Logan Bowles via AP Images)

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