Dec 26, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Tom Savage (7) during the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ford Field. Pittsburgh Panthers defeated Bowling Green Falcons 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Tom Savage visits Green Bay Packers, New York Jets


No player appears to be rising up draft boards as fast as Pittsburgh Panthers’ quarterback Tom Savage. At one point during the season it looked like it could be a struggle to get drafted, but now Savage may be a second round pick.

According to Tom Silverstein of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Savage has worked out for the Green Bay Pacers.

According to an NFL source, the Packers were one of the many teams that Savage has visited in the past couple of weeks. He has reportedly shot up draft boards as teams start to find out more and more about him.

The draft is still 10 days away, but there’s lots of buzz about player visits. The Packers typically only bring in late-round and free agent prospects, but they are probably in the market for a young quarterback and there are a number of reasons to investigate Savage.

According to Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News, he also visited with the New York Jets.

Savage completed 238-of-389 passes for 2,958 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions for the Panthers last season.

Several teams, perhaps most interestingly the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots, appear very interested in Savage.

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