As you’d expect, the amount of rumors surrounding the NFL Draft is growing at an enormous rate as the event is almost here. The latest story going around is that a team that already has a franchise quarterback in place is expressing interest in Drew Lock from Missouri.
It turns out that Green Bay hosted a visit with Lock leading up to the draft. This is shocking considering that Aaron Rodgers is still one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
This could be an attempt to get teams to trade with the Packers, but it could also be the front office looking ahead. Rodgers hasn’t been too durable over the last few years, and he just competed this past season with an injured knee.
NFL insider Matt Miller believes the Packers would be wise to consider selecting a backup to Rodgers with the No. 30 overall pick.
After all, the team has two selections in the opening round of the draft.
From Bleacher Report:
So why are the Packers bringing in quarterbacks?
With two first-rounders in the 2019 draft, the Packers are wisely looking at the quarterbacks in this class in case one they really like falls to No. 30 overall. Rodgers is 35 years old and coming off another season affected by injury. Having a reliable backup and potential successor to Rodgers under contract for the five-year deal first-rounders sign wouldn’t be a bad move for Green Bay.
We’ll see if the Packers are genuinely interested in selecting a quarterback early in the draft on Thursday.
It would definitely be one of the more surprising moves of the entire offseason if Green Bay selects a quarterback in the first round.