Packers declare quarterback signing official on Wednesday

The Green Bay Packers gambled on a USFL star Wednesday.

With training camp approaching, the Packers signed Birmingham Stallions MVP and USFL champion Alex McGough, according the organization.

The 6-foot-3, 214-pound quarterback was a 2018 Houston Texans seventh-round pick who bounced around practice teams before joining the alternative spring league.

He maximized it. Throwing 2,104 yards and a league-leading 20 touchdowns to lead the Stallions to a second straight title over the Pittsburgh Maulers.

McGough joins quarterbacks Jordan Love, Sean Clifford, and Danny Etling.

After being dealt to the New York Jets, Aaron Rodgers won't start Week 1 for the first time in years.

The Packers released center DJ Scaife and signed tight end Luke Musgrave.


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