What to know about Packers’ pair of tryout quarterbacks

The Green Bay Packers are welcoming quarterbacks Kurt Benkert and Chad Kelly to novice minicamp as tryout gamers on May 14-15, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Benkert and Kelly will offer the Packers a set of arms to run the minicamp.

Here’s what to understand about the Packers’ 2 tryout quarterbacks:

Kurt Benkert

Ht: 6-3
Wt: 218
College: Virginia

From NFL.com draft profile: “Gunslinger who holsters an NFL-caliber right arm, but needs to work on his marksmanship and decision making. Benkert’s completion totals are disappointing on intermediate throws, deep throws, and against the blitz. He has the arm talent to make all the throws but hasn’t shown signs of becoming accurate enough to ever been anything more than a backup at best.”

– Started college profession at East Carolina prior to moving to Virginia

– Set Virginia school records for single-season passing lawns and conclusions. Likewise set school record for passing lawns in a single video game

– Ended up 3rd in school history in passing lawns and passing goals in spite of beginning for just 2 seasons

– Tossed 46 goal passes and 20 interceptions at Virginia

– Took Part at 2018 Senior Bowl

– Undrafted complimentary representative signed by the Atlanta Falcons

– Used whole novice season (2018) on Falcons’ practice team

– Suffered season-ending injury to begin 2nd season (2019) and invested whole year on hurt reserve

– Began 3rd season (2020) on Falcons practice team however rose to the active lineup for Week 11

– Launched by Falcons on Feb. 11

Chad Kelly

Ht: 6-2
Wt: 224
College: Ole Miss

– Nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly

– Prepared by Broncos with the last choice (No. 253) in the 2017 draft

– Leading high school hire. Spent two years at Clemson before being removed from the program due to conduct detrimental to the team

– Transferred to East Mississippi Community College, threw 47 touchdown passes and led the program to a national title

– Transferred to Ole Miss. Two-year starter, two-time All-SEC pick. Threw 50 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions

– Sugar Bowl MVP after throwing four touchdown passes vs. Oklahoma State

– Threw touchdown passes in 22 straight games, a school record

– Set 25 school passing records, including most 300-yard passing games (12)

– Invited to 2017 Senior Bowl

– Spent two seasons with Broncos, appearing in one video game. Was the No. 2 quarterback in Denver for a brief period in 2018. Released by team after an arrest later that year

– Suspended for the first 2 games of the 2019 season. Used most of the season on the practice team of the Indianapolis Colts

– Was on the Colts practice team for the first month of the 2020 season prior to being launched

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.