No workout facility? No problem. At least that is the attitude that the Green Bay Packers’ players are taking while the team’s facilities are closed down to everyone not recovering from injuries.
This weekend, the Packers recapped videos and other social media posts from their players chronicling their activities while under stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders. From workouts to building Lego RC cars to playing with their kids, the roster is hunkering down at home and encouraging fans to do so as well.
One event that is going on amid the COVID-19 closures is the 2020 NFL Draft, although preparations for that event have been drastically changed. One storyline surrounding the Packers and this year’s draft is the possibility of picking a quarterback in the early rounds; making that more plausible is a report that the team had planned to hold private visits for several day-one or day-two QBs before those visits were canceled.
The team’s current QB narrowly got out of a foreign country after cutting his vacation short several days ago, dealing with his own stressful situation. Who knows: he might just have a little extra youth in his meeting room whenever the 2020 season eventually gets underway.
Packers finding ways to train, and entertain, from a distance | Packers.com
The Packers' players have been very active on social media lately, encouraging fans to stay home and stay safe. Get a glimpse into their workout routines and hobbies here and please continue to follow their advice.
Packers' Aaron Rodgers details frenzied departure from Peru | ESPN
Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers was on vacation in Peru about two weeks ago when the coronavirus concerns were peaking and several countries were closing their borders. Rodgers and Danica Patrick flew private rather than commercial, which helped them take off about 15 minutes before the airport shut down due to bad weather, which would have left them stranded.
Packers wise to be prepared in case another Aaron Rodgers falls into their lap | Packersnews.com
Meanwhile, one Packers writer thinks the team could take a quarterback in this year's draft, particularly if one of the top group falls to 30. He also says that a source informed him that the team was going to use several private visits on QBs this year, including Tua Tagovailoa, Jordan Love, Jacob Eason, and Jalen Hurts.
Mike Pettine EDGE's | Packer Report
Meanwhile, there's now data on the types of edge rushers that Mike Pettine's defenses tend to like and what measureables he seems to care about. One player in last year's draft hit all 7 of the criteria that Jake Morley has devised -- Rashan Gary -- and this year there are two players who hit 6 out of 7.
2020 NFL Draft: Biggest Needs For Packers’ Opponents | SI.com
The Vikings and Lions need corners, and the Bears probably need wideouts. But besides the divisional rivals, what are the other teams on the 2020 schedule looking for?
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Love in the time of coronavirus, indeed.