However Boyle is not like most individuals in Inexperienced Bay.
He is the Packers‘ No. three quarterback, and Boyle wasn’t simply planning to put on the jersey across the locker room. He had it on as he was leaving Lambeau Discipline on Monday afternoon.
“No, I didn’t lose a wager,” Boyle mentioned. “I am sporting it as a result of it is a badass jersey.”
It wasn’t some type of rookie hazing ritual, both.
Nor did he simply decide it up from the gear room.
“Purchased right here within the [Packers] Professional Store,” Boyle mentioned. “[It cost] $150.”
When requested whether or not he acquired an worker low cost, the person whose personal uniform is No. eight mentioned: “Yeah, however it’s nonetheless some huge cash.”
Think about the rookie quarterback impressed after Rodgers’ performance in Sunday evening’s regular-season opener, when he returned from a first-half knee damage and rallied the Packers from a 20-Zero deficit to a 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears.
Boyle, an undrafted rookie who performed at Connecticut (the place he threw one landing and 13 interceptions in three seasons) and Japanese Kentucky (11 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his lone season), was an extended shot to make the Packers when coaching camp opened. However his sturdy arm and preseason manufacturing earned him a spot on the 53-man roster after the Packers traded backup Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round decide.
Nevertheless, Boyle was inactive towards the Bears. He possible will take an elevated workload in follow this week, given Rodgers’ injury and unknown availability for Sunday’s recreation towards the Minnesota Vikings. Even when Rodgers performs, there is a good likelihood Boyle will probably be lively simply in case.
After Rodgers’ damage towards the Bears, the Packers had been right down to DeShone Kizer as the one out there quarterback. Receiver Randall Cobb, who began his faculty profession as quarterback, possible would have been the emergency QB.
For Boyle, nonetheless, he mentioned his week of preparation will not change.
“No, our quarterback coach does a very good job of creating positive that even for the P-squad man on the roster, he’d know the sport plan out and in,” Boyle mentioned. “DeShone and I are with him rather a lot within the [indoor practice field] ensuring we all know the sport plan and we’re comfy with it. The distinction between me being inactive or lively is me simply dressing, however I will know the sport plan. I felt comfy with the sport plan this previous week.”
And with that, Boyle pulled up the hood on the sweatshirt he wore beneath his new No. 12 jersey and walked out of the stadium to hitch the others in Inexperienced Bay sporting their No. 12 Rodgers jerseys.