Danny Etling was signed by the Packers earlier this offseason. OTAs, however, weren’t his first time in a Green Bay Packers uniform. When Jordan Love was on the reserve/COVID list in early December 2021, and Benkert was elevated to the 53-man roster, Etling was brought in for depth on the practice squad. He was then released once Love made his return. Clearly he has made an impact on Aaron Rodgers, as Rodgers’ reaction to Etling’s long touchdown was priceless.
Aaron Rodgers Reacting to Elting’s Touchdown:
.@AaronRodgers12 reaction to Danny Etling's TD run is everything. 🙌 @Packers
📱: Stream #NOvsGB on NFL+ https://t.co/TG8NNQM32C pic.twitter.com/6NNpC7TRV5
— NFL (@NFL) August 20, 2022
The Packers even made a gif out of the reaction:
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 20, 2022
To see Rodgers react this way for a third string quarterback really shows the type of connection these athlete’s make. Danny Etling was a seventh round pick in 2018 to the New England Patriots. After spending the 2018 season on the Patriots practice squad, he would have many new homes in a few short years. He actually made the move to wide receiver in 2019 before he was cut during training camp. Etling would then sign with Atlanta, where he spent 2019 on their practice squad as a quarterback. He then spent the 2020 season on Seattle’s and Minnesota’s practice squad, then a brief appearance in the CFL, Seattle (again), Denver, and the finally Green Bay in 2021.
Danny Etling’s College Career:
Etling began his college career at Purdue, where in 2014, he completed 55% of his passes on 162 attempts for 800 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. He then transferred to LSU, where he had two years of playing time in 2016 and 2017. Over five years in college Danny Etling recorded:
- 563 completions / 973 pass attempts (57.9%)
- 7,076 passing yards
- 43 touchdowns
- 19 interceptions
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