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Packers backup QB job behind Aaron Rodgers still up for grabs

Packers backup QB job behind Aaron Rodgers still up for grabs

The Green Bay Packers know who their starting quarterback is (hint: it’s some guy named Aaron Rodgers). But, they don’t quite know who will be their backup. Two are in the running to earn the job, Deshone Kizer and Tim Boyle. First-year head coach Matt LaFleur is still undecided who, between the two, will earn […] The post Packers backup QB job behind Aaron Rodgers still up for grabs appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Acme Packing Company Aug 22, 2019
Packers’ good pass protection is giving Matt LaFleur solid evaluations on his backup QBs

Packers’ good pass protection is giving Matt LaFleur solid evaluations on his backup QBs

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Likewise, LaFleur’s scheme is helping the line keep its QBs clean by getting the football out quickly. The Green Bay Packers appear to be struggling to decide on a backup (or multiple backups) for quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the 2019 preseason and training camp. DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle are competing for the #2 job behind Rodgers, with undrafted rookie Manny Wilkins getting a handful of preseason snaps late in the team’s first two games. And although the two QBs have had their ups and downs, the team has at least been seeing them under fairly ideal...
ClutchPoints Aug 19, 2019
Packers’ Jimmy Graham doesn’t need surgery on injured finger

Packers’ Jimmy Graham doesn’t need surgery on injured finger

On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers witnessed an injury to one of their starters. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Ryan Wood, tight end Jimmy Graham injured his finger on a Deshone Kizer pass turned Darnell Savage pass breakup. He “at least jammed his finger,” according to Wood, and immediately ran into the Huston Center […] The post Packers’ Jimmy Graham doesn’t need surgery on injured finger appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 19, 2019
3 things to watch for Packers QB from DeShone Kizer in third preseason game

3 things to watch for Packers QB from DeShone Kizer in third preseason game

DeShone Kizer came into the preseason as the Green Bay Packers’ primary backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers. Not only was he confident that he would win the backup job, he was already talking about feeling that his career had much bigger things in store. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been backed up on the field throughout the […] The post 3 things to watch for Packers QB from DeShone Kizer in third preseason game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Acme Packing Company Aug 19, 2019
Building a better team is the best path to protecting against an Aaron Rodgers injury

Building a better team is the best path to protecting against an Aaron Rodgers injury

The offense struggled mightily against the Ravens without Aaron Rodgers under center. | Photo by Quinn Harris/ Brett Hundley’s struggles in 2017 reignited the debate about the Packers’ backup plan for their star QB. With DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle looking shaky, the question persists. But Green Bay should be focused on the bolstering the team around Rodgers, not behind him. There’s a legendary, potentially apocryphal, story about Peyton Manning’s backup. One day, Jon Gruden asked Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore why Manning’s backup wasn’t getting more...
Acme Packing Company Aug 15, 2019
Packers sloppy, sluggish in 26-13 loss to Ravens in Week 2 of the preseason

Packers sloppy, sluggish in 26-13 loss to Ravens in Week 2 of the preseason

DeShone Kizer made some nice plays. but like the rest of the team, struggled with consistency. | Photo by Todd Olszewski/ With Aaron Rodgers a late scratch against the Ravens, the Packers offense struggled on a sloppy night in Baltimore. Forty five minutes before the Packers took on the Ravens in their second exhibition game, the air spiraled out of the collective excitement balloon. Green Bay announced Aaron Rodgers wouldn’t, in fact, make his preseason debut as originally expected due to back tightness. Perhaps Matt LaFleur looks to be following in the footsteps of his former boss...
ClutchPoints Aug 10, 2019
3 burning questions for the Packers after first preseason game

3 burning questions for the Packers after first preseason game

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Houston Texans, 28-26, in their first preseason game of 2019. The game created more urgency in relationship to some of the questions the Packers face. Here are three burning questions for the Green Bay Packers after their first preseason game. Has DeShone Kizer Taken the Next Step? DeShone Kizer […] The post 3 burning questions for the Packers after first preseason game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 10, 2019
DeShone Kizer is finally showing signs of life for the Green Bay Packers

DeShone Kizer is finally showing signs of life for the Green Bay Packers

DeShone Kizer hasn’t had the career he envisioned with two NFL seasons behind him. The former Notre Dame starting quarterback looked the part of a first-round pick in 2017. But, he didn’t see his name called then. That went to Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, and Deshaun Watson. Instead, he slipped to No. 52 overall, where […] The post DeShone Kizer is finally showing signs of life for the Green Bay Packers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Acme Packing Company Aug 9, 2019
Friday Cheese Curds: Assessing the Packers’ backup QBs after the first preseason game

Friday Cheese Curds: Assessing the Packers’ backup QBs after the first preseason game

Photo by Dylan Buell/ There was good and bad to be sure, but which outweighed the other? On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers won their first game under head coach Matt LaFleur, defeating the Houston Texans 28-26 in the teams’ preseason opener. As expected, most of the team’s starters sat out the contest, quarterback Aaron Rodgers among them. That left plenty of opportunities for the teams’ backup signal-callers, DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle, to take the reins of the offense. In doing so, both players had their moments and finished with some solid stat lines. Kizer finished the...
FOX Sports Aug 9, 2019
Packers hold on for 28-26 preseason win over Texans

Packers hold on for 28-26 preseason win over Texans

DeShone Kizer was 8 for 13 with 102 yards and a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers topped the Houston Texans 28-26 in the preseason opener for both teams.
ClutchPoints Jul 30, 2019
Packers news: DeShone Kizer says ‘creating consistency’ is crucial for backup role

Packers news: DeShone Kizer says ‘creating consistency’ is crucial for backup role

DeShone Kizer spent the 2018 campaign as Aaron Rodgers’ backup for the Green Bay Packers, and 2019 will represent more of the same for him, but even though he isn’t starting, he still needs to develop a routine and some consistency. “There’s some work to do but I think I’m starting to really lock in […] The post Packers news: DeShone Kizer says ‘creating consistency’ is crucial for backup role appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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