The second-string quarterback on the Green Bay Packers (after future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers) is Tim Boyle. The 24-year-old Connecticut native played college football at the University of Connecticut before he transferred to Eastern Kentucky. In May 2018, Boyle signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent.
“If you told me as a sophomore at UConn, who is third-string, then backup and then starting, that five years later I’d be sitting next to Aaron Rodgers, I would have told you to get lost,” Boyle said.
Boyle obviously has his own throwing style and rhythm but admitted: “When you’re around a dude who throws like Aaron, I’ll feel myself in the pocket, and Aaron does some funky stuff with his arm angles, and I feel myself doing that.” Boyle said. Working out with Rogers has definitely improved Boyle’s game “both physically and mentally.”
The Green Bay Packers play its oldest rival, the Chicago Bears, at Soldier Field on Thursday, September 5 at 8:15 pm on NBC. It will be the 199th game between the two Midwest foes!