Packers: 3 players who could be cut before playing a snap

Green Bay Packers, Dexter Williams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Tim Boyle
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QB Tim Boyle

Tim Boyle was the Packers’ backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers last season, winning the job ahead of DeShone Kizer and Manny Wilkins. Boyle was an undrafted free agent in 2018 and was initially the third-string QB on the roster behind Kizer, and then won the number two job in 2019.

Boyle did actually play a total of 21 snaps last season, according to Pro Football Reference, but I wouldn’t call these “meaningful snaps”. He came off the bench late in a blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders, and then a blowout defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. He then came off the bench to kneel out a victory over the New York Giants. In total, he completed three of four passes for 15 yards.

Fortunately for the Packers, Rodgers stayed healthy so they didn’t need their backup QB to enter any game that hadn’t already been decided.

But Boyle is now at risk of missing out on this year’s 53-man roster after the Packers traded up for Jordan Love in the first round of the draft. Rodgers is still the clear number one QB moving forward, but Love was drafted to be the future. Unless the Packers keep three quarterbacks, Boyle likely won’t make the roster.