Kizer-v-Boyle: who is QB2 in Green Bay?

Bill Michaels
April 02, 2019 - 5:11 pm

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By Daniel Plocher

DeShone Kizer’s days could be numbered as the Packers’ No. 2 quarterback. 2018 undrafted free agent Tim Boyle has reportedly made early (and positive) impressions on new head coach Matt LaFluer and GM Brain Gutekunst.

Who would be the better fit? You decide!

DeShone Kizer started his rookie season as a member of the Cleveland Browns. That year, the Browns would become the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. He started 15 of Cleveland’s 16 losses and threw twice as many interceptions (22) as touchdowns (11).

Then Kizer was dealt to the Packers for safety Demarious Randall in the 2017 offseason. Last year, Kizer appeared in three games in Aaron Rodgers’ absence. In 42 pass attempts, he tossed for only a 47.6 completion percentage, 187 yards and two interceptions.

Meanwhile, little is known about last year’s third-stringer Tim Boyle. He has yet to make his NFL debut and had a mediocre collegiate career.

He played his first three seasons at Connecticut and spent his final season at Eastern Kentucky. He threw for 3,371 yards in 38 games with a 55.5 completion percentage. He threw for an abysmal 26 interceptions and just 12 touchdowns in his four college seasons. Yet, he earned a spot on the Packers roster and may now be the Pack’s backup quarterback according to Pete Dougherty off