The Green Bay Packers will reportedly keep three quarterbacks after all. The third man would be undrafted rookie Tim Boyle.
Brett Hundley is packing his bags for Seattle, leaving DeShone Kizer as the No. 2 quarterback. Boyle would be No. 3.
After trading Brett Hundley to the Seahawks, the Packers plan to keep both DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle as backups on the 53-man roster barring anything unforeseen in Thursday's preseason finale, per a source. https://t.co/2YqpT9d4Hu
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Boyle went undrafted out of Eastern Kentucky, where he threw 11 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a senior. Despite those less than mediocre numbers, Boyle has looked good since joining the Packers. In the preseason, he’s 11-of-22 for 167 yards and two touchdowns in two games.
If the plan holds, the Packers are clearly taking a cue from last year. They released quarterback Taysom Hill after a great preseason. The idea was to bring him back on the practice squad, but he was claimed by New Orleans.
It appears the Packers don’t want to risk the same fate with Boyle. Of course, these things can be fluid. Another undrafted rookie quarterback — Joe Callahan — made the Packers roster in 2016. Then they released him that October.
Aaron Rodgers won’t be playing in the Packers’ final preseason game on Thursday. That should leave plenty of work for Boyle. He didn’t play in the team’s week 3 game because they simply couldn’t get anything going offensively. Of course, if the offensive line plays like it did in that game, there isn’t going to be a lot of offensive work for anyone.