Packers: Pre-camp 53-man roster predictions for 2021

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The Green Bay Packers are about to open up training camp and that can only mean one thing: reckless 53-man roster predictions from fans who like to take a guess at who will make the team after training camp and preseason games.

A lot can happen between now and when these decisions are made. Players can get injured, test positive with Covid, and even look terrible or great in the preseason that would change opinions as well.

But for now, this is how I see things entering training camp ahead of the 2021 season for the Packers.

Quarterback (2)

Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love

We aren’t going to play this game. Everyone is tired of the Aaron Rodgers drama. He is going to report to camp and play in what is possibly his last season in Green Bay. He is QB1 until he leaves, so until the time comes that he is off the roster, there isn’t a whole lot of speculation of the depth chart here.

With Tim Boyle signing with the Lions, Love assumes the number two role. He will have another year to sit behind Rodgers and learn from one of the best to ever do it.

What’s interesting is what happens behind Love. The Packers brought in veteran Blake Bortles to provide some depth and another veteran in the locker room. They also added free agents Kurt Benkert, who is already a fan favorite, and Jake Dolegata.

In the past, the Packers usually kept two quarterbacks on the roster. With Rodgers, why would you need three? Last season was an exception to that rule I think. They kept three because the third was Jordan Love. With Boyle gone, I think they stick with just two QBs on the active roster to maximize numbers at another position.

Practice squad candidates: Blake Bortles, Kurt Benkert