2020 has been an absolutely brutal year, but thankfully the Green Bay Packers were able to brighten the mood even just a little bit.
During the annual shareholders meeting yesterday (being held in a virtual format thanks to COVID-19), team president Mark Murphy made the announcement that the Packers were one of three finalists to host the 2024 NFL Draft. Murphy expressed confidence that the Packers had a legitimate shot to host the event.
The development of the Titletown district over the next few years as well as the completion of the Resch Expo next year would enable Green Bay to hold the event, a tantalizing prospect for a city that more than likely will never host a Super Bowl.
Murphy also discussed the ultimate fate of the 2020 season and while expressed confidence a season would happen, he was much more noncommittal about fans being present in the stands. The team previously announced drastically reduced capacity at Lambeau Field but further reductions are clearly still on the table.
There’s more from this year’s shareholders meeting plus we take trip down memory lane to Mike Holmgren’s arrival in today’s curds.
How cool would having the draft be? As someone who lives not far from Green Bay, this would be one of the most memorable weeks of my life.
To say the Packers were awful before Holmgren arrived in 1992 would be an understatement. The first immediate change he made was altering the practice schedule and limiting contact. It paid off that season, much as Matt LaFleur’s tweaks to practice paid off in 2019.
Continuity usually breeds results and the Packers are hoping for an increase in offensive production thanks to keeping a vast majority of starters
The announcement was met with much derision on social media but this change marks significant progress and Washington’s commitment to getting the name right indicates they legitimately intend to do the right thing.
Why is Aaron Rodgers in Pennsylvania? Doesn’t he know camp is starting soon?!