The Green Bay Packers have already added two quarterbacks to their roster this offseason — Blake Bortles and Kurt Benkert — bringing the total to four, but with Aaron Rodgers absent, they have decided to bring in Jake Dolegala for a tryout.
Dolegala was an undrafted rookie in 2019 out of Central Connecticut State—a Division 1AA program. Dolegala is a very experienced collegiate player, with 44 career appearances over his four years with the program. He would complete 57.6 percent of his career attempts for 8,129 yards — or 185 yards per game — with 48 touchdowns to 29 interceptions and a career average of 7.2 yards per attempt.
His most productive season came in 2016-2017 when he completed 60 percent of his passes for nearly 3,000 yards and 15 touchdowns to nine interceptions.
Dolegala has no career regular-season NFL snaps but did make the Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster in 2019. He was then released after the season and spent 2020 on the New England practice squad before being released after the team selected Mac Jones in this year’s draft, who will join Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham as quarterbacks on the roster.
As far as what does this could mean for the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers? Likely nothing. Although with Rodgers’ status and attendance for the foreseeable future unknown, the Packers could want a fourth quarterback around to handle some of the reps.
For the time being, this is only a tryout, and if the Green Bay Packers are going to add Dolegala to the roster, that then means a cut will follow as the roster sits at 90 players currently.