Danny Etling
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Etling at Luke Air Force Base in 2019
No. 19 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-22) July 22, 1994 (age 28)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Terre Haute South Vigo
(Terre Haute, Indiana)
College:Purdue (2013-2014)
LSU (2016-2017)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 219
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Daniel Patrick Etling (born July 22, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue and LSU, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Etling also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and BC Lions.

High school career

Etling quarterbacked the Terre Haute South Vigo High School football team in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was poised for a big senior season after a disappointing junior year where the Braves started 3–0 before losing their final seven games.[1] For his senior year, Etling threw for 1,505 yards and 11 touchdowns.[2]

He is an Eagle Scout.[3]

As a junior, Etling committed to Purdue University on April 17, 2012.[4] He also received football scholarship offers from Colorado and Iowa.[5] When Purdue head coach Danny Hope was fired, Etling stayed verbally committed to Purdue. Once Darrell Hazell was hired, Etling wanted to take the time to speak with Hazell before making a final decision on Purdue.[6] Upon the completion of the first semester of his senior year of high school, Etling fulfilled his graduation requirements and decided to enroll at Purdue for the spring semester.[7]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Danny Etling
QB
Terre Haute, Indiana Terre Haute South Vigo High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.6 Apr 17, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 83
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 40 (QB)   Rivals: 9 (QB), 4 (IN), 167 (National)  ESPN: 12 (QB), 3 (IN), 20 (Midwest)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Purdue Football Commitment List (23)". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  • "Purdue College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.

College career

Purdue

In the preseason of 2013, Etling was in a three-way quarterback battle with Rob Henry and Austin Appleby.[8][9] When Henry was named the starter for the season, Purdue released its depth chart with Appleby listed as the number two quarterback. This led many to believe that Etling would utilize a redshirt.

After the Boilermakers started their 2013 season with an 0–3 record, and with Henry continuing to struggle in the team's fourth game, Etling was thrust into a game with Purdue trailing 27–10 to Northern Illinois.[10] Etling finished the game with 241 yards passing while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions.[11] During the ensuing week, Etling was named the starter for the Boilermakers against Nebraska.[12] Purdue struggled in Etling's first start, losing 44–7.[13] Overall, Etling appeared in eight games, passing for 1690 yards, ten touchdowns, and seven interceptions, with a 116.1 quarterback rating.[14] The team finished with a 1–11 record.[15]

Going into the 2014 season, Etling was named the starter.[16] However, during the season Etling was moved second on the depth chart, behind Appleby. Etling appeared in five games, passing for 800 yards, six touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 102.5 quarterback rating.[17] Purdue's record for the season was 3–9.[18]

On June 11, 2015, Etling asked for and was granted a release on his scholarship from Purdue.[19]

LSU

On June 22, 2015, it was announced that Etling would transfer to Louisiana State University (LSU). Due to NCAA transfer rules, Etling sat out the 2015 season.[20] He served as the starting quarterback for the LSU Tigers during their 2016 and 2017 seasons, playing a total of 24 games. In 2016, the Tigers were 7–4 during the regular season and defeated the Louisville Cardinals in the 2016 Citrus Bowl played on December 31. In 2017, the Tigers had a 9–3 regular season record, and lost to Notre Dame in the 2018 Citrus Bowl played on January 1. Etling passed for a total of 4,586 yards, 27 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and had a quarterback rating of 144.4 in his two seasons with LSU.

Statistics

Season Team Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Comp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Purdue 8 7 0–7 149 267 55.8 1,690 10 7 116.1 55 -99 -1.8 1
2014 Purdue 5 5 2–3 89 162 54.9 800 6 5 102.5 33 -5 -0.2 3
2016 LSU 11 10 7–3 160 269 59.5 2,123 11 5 135.6 41 46 1.1 1
2017 LSU 13 13 9–4 165 275 60.0 2,463 16 2 153.0 72 128 1.8 2
Career[21] 37 35 18–17 563 973 57.9 7,076 43 19 129.6 201 70 0.3 7

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2+12 in
(1.89 m)
222 lb
(101 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.76 s 1.63 s 2.75 s 4.37 s 7.09 s 30.5 in
(0.77 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
All values from NFL Combine[22][23]

New England Patriots

Etling was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (219th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[24]

In the Patriots' first preseason game of the 2018 season, Etling completed two of five passes for 21 yards and no touchdowns. In the final preseason game, Etling went 18-32 for 157 yards with one touchdown pass and two interceptions. He also ran for 113 yards on seven carries, including an 86-yard touchdown run. Etling holds the record for longest quarterback run in Patriots preseason history.

On September 1, 2018, Etling was waived by the Patriots and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[25][26] Etling won Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots when they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13–3. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 5, 2019.[27]

At the start of the 2019 season's training camp, Etling transitioned to the wide receiver position.[28] He was waived on August 13, 2019.[29]

Atlanta Falcons

On August 14, 2019, Etling was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons.[30] He no longer was making the transition to wide receiver and switched back to full time quarterback. He was waived on August 31, 2019, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[31][32] On October 26, after an injury to starter Matt Ryan, Etling was promoted to the active roster as the team's backup quarterback ahead of their Week 8 matchup.[33] He was waived on October 28, and re-signed to the practice squad.[34] On December 30, 2019, Etling was signed to a reserve/future contract.[35]

Etling was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Falcons on July 31, 2020,[36] and was activated five days later.[37] On August 17, the Falcons waived Etling.[38]

Seattle Seahawks

On August 18, 2020, Etling was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks.[39] On September 5, 2020, Etling was waived from the Seahawks,[40] and signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[41] On January 11, 2021, Etling signed a reserve/futures contract with the Seahawks.[42] He was waived on August 1, 2021.[43]

Minnesota Vikings

On August 2, 2021, Etling was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings.[44] He was waived on August 23.[45]

BC Lions

On September 10, 2021, Etling was signed by the BC Lions to their practice roster. He was waived three weeks later to pursue NFL opportunities.

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)

On October 13, 2021, Etling was signed by the Seattle Seahawks to their practice squad.[46] He was released on October 27.[47]

Denver Broncos

On November 13, 2021, Etling was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad due to backup Drew Lock testing positive for Covid-19. He was released three days later after Drew Lock returned.[48]

Green Bay Packers

On December 7, 2021, Etling was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad in the wake of Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.[49] He was released six days later.[50]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On December 20, 2021, Etling was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.[51]

Green Bay Packers (second stint)

On January 25, 2022, Etling signed a reserve/future contract with the Green Bay Packers.[52] He was waived on August 30, 2022, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[53][54]

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