The Green Bay Packers are one of a few teams in the NFL who don’t have to concern themselves with the top quarterback prospects as they already have arguably the best quarterback in the game. But while they have Aaron Rodgers on roster, that’s unlikely to stop the Packers from drafting a quarterback at some point in the draft.
According to ESPN Packers’ writer Rob Demovsky, the Packers are expected to take a developmental quarterback at some point, even if they sign a veteran backup before.
Given how much the backup quarterback position was an issue last season, it’s surprising that they are still sitting there with only Scott Tolzien behind Rodgers. But even if the Packers re-sign Flynn, there’s a good chance they’ll also draft a quarterback with a mid- to late-round pick. Mike McCarthy said he would like to have four quarterback for training camp.Right now, he only has two.
Drafting a quarterback doesn’t mean that Rodgers will be pushed out as he’s just 30 years old and at the absolute top of his game. But a developmental quarterback is something that could either turn into a decent backup or a trade chip down the line as we see teams do this sort of thing all the time.