The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Matt Blanchard, a former standout at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
General Manager Ted Thompson announced the signing of the 6-foot-3, 223-pound second-year player. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as a non-drafted rookie free agent on May 14, 2012. He was waived by Chicago toward the end of the preseason but was re-signed to the practice squad, where he spent the first 12 games of the season.
As an All-American quarterback, Blanchard maintained an accurate 70.4 percent average in pass completion, resulting in a total of 44 touchdown passes in the duration of his career as a starter at UW-Whitewater.
In addition to his completion efficiency, Blanchard demonstrated accuracy by throwing only five interceptions throughout his starting career. He went undefeated at UW-Whitewater all three years on the team, earning three national championships.