To prepare for training camp, we will be breaking down every player on the Green Bay Packers' 90-man roster in more detail, looking at contract terms and 2013 statistics, before we make our prediction for which players will make the 53-man roster at the end of training camp.
After examining the quarterbacks who currently reside on the Packers' 90-man roster at this point in time, we are finally ready to start announcing our first batch of predictions for which players will make the 53-man active roster.
In the past, the Packers have traditionally entered the season with a pair of quarterbacks on the roster - Aaron Rodgers and a single backup - and a third on the practice squad. With one proven backup and another promising candidate currently with the team, the APC staff had to decide whether or not they thought that Green Bay would keep a third quarterback in case another significant injury strikes at the position, and if not, which of the two backups would be kept.
Projected Starter: Aaron Rodgers
This is the least-shocking thing we will probably ever write here at Acme Packing Company: barring injury, Aaron Rodgers will be the Packers' Week One starter at quarterback. Super Bowl MVP, league MVP...yeah, I don't think we need to explain this much.
Backups: Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien
The keeping of two backup quarterbacks on the 53-man roster probably warrants more explanation, however. Three different authors felt that all three of the QBs would be kept on the 53-man roster. Flynn was re-signed in the offseason while Tolzien remains under contract for 2014; both are low-cost options who have experience starting in a Green and Gold uniform; the interesting battle will be the ones during the week to determine who will be active on the 46-man gameday roster each week, as it is probably unlikely that the Packers would keep all three active each week if the rest of the team is healthy.
For what it's worth, the one author who projected that the Packers would keep only two QBs listed Matt Flynn as the backup, guessing that Tolzien would be released.
Released: Chase Rettig
It should come as no surprise that we don't foresee Rettig making the team, especially with veteran options ahead of him for the backup spots.
Discuss our predictions in the comments below, and let us know what you expect to occur in the poll.