The Packers will not tender restricted free agent quarterback Tim Boyle, likely ending his time in Green Bay. Mike Garafolo reported the news on NFL Network on Friday afternoon.
Boyle signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent several years at the University of Connecticut before transferring to Eastern Kentucky, where he finished his college career.
Boyle appeared in 11 games over his three seasons with the Packers, mostly to handle kneeling duties and some cursory handoffs at the end of victories. In 2019, Boyle completed three of four passes for 15 yards, his only passing attempts with the Packers.
In something of a running joke, Boyle took some noteworthy pains to avoid subtracting from his career rushing total with his kneel-downs, but that was quashed after at least one team took minor exception at the end of a game this season. As it stands, Boyle ranks dead last in Packers history with -16 career rushing yards.
This move probably signals the end of Boyle’s time in Green Bay. Though he could return to the Packers on a league-minimum deal once the team’s cap questions have been resolved, for right now, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love is the de facto second-string quarterback.