QB - GB
Week 2 Outlook
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Packers have released QB Blake Bortles.
This isn't anything shocking as Bortles was just a depth signing incase Aaron Rodgers was holding out. His starting days are probably over and will look to sign as a backup for another team.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that FA QB Blake Bortles is signing with the Green Bay Packers.
Bortles spent last season on the Rams as the backup to Jared Goff. The Packers are dealing with a QB dilemma right now with Aaron Rodgers wanting out. The only other QB on the roster is Jordan Love, so this could just be a depth-piece signing. Packers organization are hoping they can mend things with Rodgers, but it's unclear if they can. If Rodgers does get traded, Bortles could become the starter since Love may not be completely ready for NFL action. This is a situation to monitor.
QB Blake Bortles will reportedly sign with the Rams from the Denver Broncos' practice squad and will back-up starter John Wolford against the Cardinals in Week 17.
Jared Goff underwent thumb surgery on Monday and will be replaced by newcomer John Wolford against the Cardinals in a pivotal Week 17 matchup. Bortles finds himself in a familiar role, as the former first-round draft pick spent 2019 backing up Jared Goff on the Rams roster before being cut and picked up by the Broncos this offseason. Bortles has not yet officially signed but is expected to return to his former team this week. Fantasy managers should avoid Bortles unless an unforeseen injury befalls Wolford prior to Sunday's matchup.
The Denver Broncos are releasing QB Blake Bortles.
In a corresponding move, the Broncos are promoting DL Sylvester Williams from the practice squad. Bortles did not see any action for the Broncos in the absence of starting QB Drew Lock and failed to beat out backup Brett Rypien. Bortles may get another audition in the future, but he'll hit waivers and carries no fantasy relevance for now.
Broncos quarterback Blake Bortles is inactive for the team's Week 4 matchup against the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football. Brett Rypien is expected to start for Denver, while Jeff Driskel is dressing as the No. 2 QB. Drew Lock is out with a shoulder injury.
Bortles only signed with the team last week, so it isn't surprising to see that he isn't yet ready to be active. However, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel have not exactly inspired much confidence with Drew Lock sidelined, so Bortles could see the field as early as Week 5 if Lock isn't ready to return by then.