Kurt Benkert thanks Packers following his release

After spending the first three seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, Benkert joined the Packers last season on a one-year contract, originally as a member of the practice squad. He was then activated to the 53-man roster late in the 2021 season after Love was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

In the team’s Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears, Benkert took the first snap of his NFL career, where he kneeled down twice in the victory formation. It was then revealed that Rodgers is the one that pushed head coach Matt LaFleur to bring Benkert into the game late.

With Benkert no longer with the team, that leaves Danny Etling as the only other quarterback on the roster not named Rodgers or Love. It will remain to be seen if they keep Etling once training camp concludes, or if they will just go with two quarterbacks entering their Week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

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