Kurt Benkert Is Easy to Root for

Quaterback Kurt Benkert will be an easy player to root for during training camp. 

Quarterback Kurt Benkert will be one of the easiest players to root for during training camp. The Green Bay Packers signed Benkert in May for a chance to compete as a backup quarterback. The former Atlanta Falcon has been in Green Bay only for a short time, but he’s already becoming a fan favorite.

Benkert loves family, video games, and using non-traditional ways of traveling to work. Follow Benkert on any of his social media pages, and you will see him riding a skateboard or scooter to Lambeau Field. In what can only be described as a stressful offseason for Packers fans, Benkert has been a breath of fresh air.

On Sunday, Benkert posted a video to his Twitter of him and his family visiting the team pro shop to pick up a jersey for his wife. The cashier said candidly, ”Wow awesome jersey, I love Kurt Benkert,” only to look down the counter and see Benkert standing there recording.

It was a great moment to capture.

 

 

The very next day, Benkert posted a picture of what he would be gifting Joey, the Benkert superfan. Joey received a signed football and Benkert trading cards, all featuring the athlete’s signature. Benkert’s gesture was an awesome display of character and showed why he is a terrific fit in Green Bay.

Follow Benkert on Twitter for more updates and videos.

Benkert is beloved for his off-the-field antics, but he has his work cut out for him when it comes to making the team. He is low on the depth chart and could receive only a small helping of reps in practice and the preseason. However, that shouldn’t stop the fanbase from supporting Benkert, who is a nice guy that just so happens to play for the Packers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Carwile is a Packers writer who also enjoys watching and breaking down film. Follow him on Twitter @PackerScribe.

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ricky's picture

July 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

The next Kurt Warner?

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July 14, 2021 at 08:02 pm

I have Benkert as the # 3 guy.

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PatrickGB's picture

July 15, 2021 at 01:26 pm

“ The next Kurt Warner?” You mean he gets cut, stacks groceries and later wins lots of games for other teams?

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July 14, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Good luck to the entire Benkert family. I'm hoping you'll be okay no matter how the QB gig turns out. As big as "Scotty's" cheeks are, maybe we'll see him back here someday as on OL prospect. GPG!

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nostradanus's picture

July 14, 2021 at 01:50 pm

The Don Majikowski of the 2020’s, He will make it to the practice squad this year and when Rogers is traded next year he will be the number two.

You heard it here first.

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splitpea1's picture

July 14, 2021 at 02:26 pm

Anyone that rides a skateboard to work is A-okay. I know I'd be using one for sure in the supermarket and home improvement store if I thought I could get away with it.

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July 14, 2021 at 09:13 pm

Just get a pair of Heelys. Then you can roller around wherever you want.

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PatrickGB's picture

July 15, 2021 at 01:27 pm

I always wish the underdog well. Seems like a nice guy.

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