Boyle is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on Green Bay's first unofficial depth chart of the season, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Boyle kept ahead of rookie first-round pick Jordan Love throughout training camp, setting him up to reprise his role as Aaron Rodgers' backup to open a second straight season. The Packers no doubt intend to boost Love up the depth chart in the future as he continues his development, for the time being Boyle will handle the No. 2 role during Sunday's season opener in Minnesota.
Boyle played in three games in 2019, completing three of four passes for 15 yards. The Packers like what they saw out of the 25-year-old signal caller during training camp enough that they cut former second-round pick Deshone Kizer to make Boyle the backup to Aaron Rodgers. Boyle took a few knees in blowout games and threw his first NFL passes in a blowout loss to the 49ers in Week 12, but he otherwise stayed on the sidelines while Rodgers stayed healthy. Boyle has another year under contract with the Packers, but there's no guarantee that they keep him around in 2020, especially if they try to bring in Rodgers' successor through the draft.
Boyle played the final drive of Sunday's loss to the 49ers and completed three of four passes for 15 yards. Boyle saw action a few weeks ago and was limited to kneel-downs in a blowout victory, but he got a chance to throw the ball Sunday with the Packers in the opposite position and completed the first passes of his NFL career. Boyle remains the only other quarterback on the Packers' roster besides starter Aaron Rodgers.
Boyle played the final two drives of Sunday's 42-24 victory over the Raiders and finished with three carries for negative-three yards. Boyle saw action Sunday for the first time this season, but he was limited to three handoffs and three kneel-downs with the Packers well ahead on the scoreboard when he entered the game. Boyle is locked in as the backup behind starter Aaron Rodgers as the only other quarterback on the roster.
Boyle completed three of six passes for 18 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs. Boyle started at quarterback ahead of DeShone Kizer, but saw the offense falter with two punts to begin the game. After a fumble recovery from the defense, Boyle's third series commenced at the Chiefs' 29-yard line, enabling him to lead a touchdown drive capped by a two-yard toss to rookie Jake Sternberger. At that point, Boyle was withdrawn for Kizer, who finished 8-of-15 for 77 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Overall, Boyle's six touchdowns versus zero turnovers this preseason should surely help his case to serve as Aaron Rodgers' top backup, but it remains to be seen whether the Packers will promote him over Kizer, who held the job last season.
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