Odds are good that the Green Bay Packers will select a quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft. With just Jordan Love and Danny Etling on the roster, the team will need one or two more just to get through OTAs and minicamp. Furthermore, general manager Brian Gutekunst admitted recently that he would like to have another veteran player with NFL experience in that room.
But options are starting to run low, and there’s plenty of reason to draft a QB, perhaps on day three, to help add to the options behind Love. And if they don’t have a veteran on the roster before the draft, perhaps a double-dip on rookies might be the way to go.
After all, it worked out well for the Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft, when the team had prepared for the switch from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers. The team took two bites at the apple with second-rounder Brian Brohm and seventh-rounder Matt Flynn, and although it was the late pick who turned into the viable backup, they were able to find him with that selection.
Just how veteran could a potential Packers target be, however? Would they go so far as to consider bringing in someone like Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco? How about the venerable Chase Daniel, who has seemingly played for every other NFL team in his 13-year career? Another step back from that age tier would be the likes of Blaine Gabbert or Trevor Siemian, both in their early 30s.
The plan remains unclear, but if the team doesn’t sign a quarterback before draft day, don’t be shocked if they take more than one this year.
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