The Green Bay Packers are one of a few teams in the NFL who have a franchise quarterback and have no need to go out and get another one. But while the Packers may not be looking for Aaron Rodgers permanent replacement, they are looking for a temporary one, should he get hurt again.
Green Bay’s entire season was derailed when Rodgers broke his collarbone against the Chicago Bears, but while they managed to recover, the road was more bumpy than they’d have liked. It’s for this season that the Packers are going to be searching for a quarterback in the offseason to compete for the role of backup.
Nevertheless, the Packers have come to the NFL scouting combine with one eye on finding a developmental quarterback prospect and hope to take four quarterbacks into training camp this summer.
“I think we definitely need four,” McCarthy said at the combine, “So I’m hopeful that we can get a young guy in the draft.”
It’s unclear who the Packers will target or how high they’ll look t a quarterback, but it wouldn’t be hard to see them grabbing a guy like Zach Mettenberger if he slips into the third or fourth round to groom and eventually flip for a higher pick in a few years.