The B.O.A.T will sail in Green Bay.
Former Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has been signed by the Green Bay Packers after the team had to place quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Veteran QB Blake Bortles is flying to Green Bay with the expectation he will sign to the Packers’ practice squad and be eligible for the 53-man roster Sunday, per source. Bortles was on the Packers’ roster this summer until Aaron Rodgers reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2021
Bortles last played in the NFL in 2019 with the Los Angeles Rams. He was the Jaguars’ first-round pick in 2014. He started 73 games for the Jaguars, winning 24. His best season came in 2017 when the Jaguars made the playoffs and advanced to the AFC championship game, only to lose to the Patriots.
According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, Bortles, who lives in Jacksonville, was on the golf course when he got the call from the Packers.
Former Jaguars legend Blake Bortles was even through seven holes at Ponte Vedra's Ocean Course this morning when he got the call to fly to Green Bay. He was staring at double bogey on No. 8 when he picked up.— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) November 3, 2021
Gotta love the Boat.
The Packers are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in a game that was anticipated to be a showdown between Rodgers and the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. Instead, Jordan Love will start for the Packers. He was drafted in 2020 out of Utah State, a move that created a rift between Rodgers and Packers’ management. He has appeared in two games this season, completing five of seven passes.
Under NFL rules, Rodgers will have to sit out at least 10 days because he was unvaccinated, meaning he could miss multiple games for the Packers.