3 Packers who could be cut before playing a snap in 2021

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QB Blake Bortles

With uncertainty surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Packers, Blake Bortles’ arrival grabbed headlines last month. Bortles offers experience and can help the team throughout the offseason program and into training camp. But if Rodgers does indeed return and play this season, Bortles might never play a meaningful snap.

On the flip side, he could be the starter. While it seems unlikely, what if Rodgers is traded or simply decides not to play? Maybe then, the Packers would go with the experience of Bortles to give Jordan Love more time to develop.

However, if the reigning MVP is back for another season in Green Bay, it’s hard to imagine the team keeping more than two quarterbacks. Yes, they have gone with three QBs in recent years while Tim Boyle was on the roster. But with a full season under his belt, Love should be the top choice for the backup job behind Rodgers.

Of course, there’s a lot to play out between now and the start of the regular season. It’s still up in the air who will be starting at quarterback for the Packers. You can make a case for Rodgers, Love, or Bortles, depending on whether the MVP returns and, if not, whether Love is ready to start.

But if it’s Rodgers and Love at the top of the depth chart, Bortles might not make the 53-man roster.