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Report: Packers dropping Brian Brohm

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times and National Football Post is reporting that the Packers will place quarterback Brian Brohm on waivers Saturday.

That leaves Matt Flynn secure, for the moment anyway, as the backup quarterback in Green Bay and leaves the Packers with nothing to show for the 56th overall pick in the 2008 draft. Brohm was beaten out by Flynn in each of the last two years and struggled mightily in preseason while Flynn was on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

Brohm completed 39 of 62 passes for 300 yards during preseason action, but the key numbers are really three and zero. He threw three picks and no touchdowns which leads to a 54.5 passer rating and, it seems, no job.

Biggs reports that the Packers may be in the market for a third quarterback to take Brohm’s place on the roster and mentions Luke McCown of the Buccaneers as a possibility.
 

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24 Responses to “Report: Packers dropping Brian Brohm”
  1. SizzleBox says: Sep 5, 2009 4:45 PM

    uh… big mistake on that draft pick then… the Packers (although I am a huge fan) just do not make great (or even good?) picks in the early rounds of the draft.

  2. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 5, 2009 4:49 PM

    If he clears waivers Brohm will be on the practice squad.

  3. EskinSux says: Sep 5, 2009 4:52 PM

    That was fast……..Perhaps he didn’t have the credentials to replace a legend and go 6-10… That is the benchmark right?…..Only a select few can attain such heights. Watch ……..in 3…..2…….1………..

  4. QOTSA1 says: Sep 5, 2009 4:53 PM

    At least Ted is admitting his mistake and moving on. Brohm has not shown anything in 2 years. Hopefully they can get a backup who has played some in the NFL because I’m still not comfortable with Flynn as the backup.

  5. Stuber says: Sep 5, 2009 4:54 PM

    too early to give up on him in my opinion… but I can’t say there aren’t “bubble” guys at other positions that are more deserving of a roster spot.
    yeah, maybe he’ll clear waivers. can’t imagine he’s coveted at the moment.

  6. Desides says: Sep 5, 2009 4:56 PM

    “uh… big mistake on that draft pick then…”
    Brohm would have gone as a 1st rounder if he had declared after his junior year. So in that sense, getting him in the late 2nd was a good pick at the time.
    Matt Flynn is just that good, though.

  7. Heinekenfun says: Sep 5, 2009 4:58 PM

    Isn’t this the guy that all the so-called ‘experts’ suggested Baltimore take, instead of Flacco?
    Looks like the ‘experts’ really nailed it again…..,

  8. DanSnyder says: Sep 5, 2009 5:00 PM

    Considering colt brennan is on IR and chase is cut as a redskins fan I wouldn’t mind the pickup of brohm. I remember liking him coming out of college.

  9. PkrNboro says: Sep 5, 2009 5:03 PM

    If he’s not signed to the practice squad, I think Riverdance will pursue him…

  10. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 5, 2009 5:09 PM

    I hope it’s Luke McCown.
    That would be another great example of the evaluating abilities in Tampa…..he competes until the end of preseason for the starting QB position…..only to end up 3rd string in Green Bay.

  11. MkePackFan says: Sep 5, 2009 5:09 PM

    My guess is that Brohm will clear waivers and make the practice squad.
    I’m guessing this is to clear a roster spot for the reported trade the Packers made today for a CB.
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Ravens-traded-cornerback-Derrick-Martin-to-Packers.html

  12. SizzleBox says: Sep 5, 2009 5:16 PM

    “Desides says:
    September 5, 2009 4:56 PM
    “uh… big mistake on that draft pick then…”
    Brohm would have gone as a 1st rounder if he had declared after his junior year. So in that sense, getting him in the late 2nd was a good pick at the time.
    Matt Flynn is just that good, though.”
    Just cuz he was projected high has no bearing on wether or not the pick was successful. It should be judged on results and not what round a player was projected for.

  13. AtTheMurph says: Sep 5, 2009 5:17 PM

    What do you mean the Packers don’t make great picks in the early rounds?
    Rodgers. Collins, Jennings are three pro-bowl caliber players taken within the last 4 years and that doesn’t include Raji or Matthews.
    8 of the 11 1st or 2nd rounders are starters or key contributors on the field – discounting this years two number one choices. I hear Packers fans lament the drafting but I have to ask the question – Does the GM have to get every single pick right for you to be happy? 8-11 is a damn good percentage.

  14. jamaicamecrazy says: Sep 5, 2009 5:27 PM

    In the 2008 draft the Packers picked one spot ahead of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins were hoping that the Packers would NOT pick Chad Henne.
    Sure enough the Packers chose Brian Brohm instead.
    They should have picked Chad Henne.

  15. Fan of Football says: Sep 5, 2009 5:30 PM

    Another wasted high draft pick for TT. The most overrated GM in football.

  16. Fan of Football says: Sep 5, 2009 5:32 PM

    “Brohm would have gone as a 1st rounder if he had declared after his junior year. So in that sense, getting him in the late 2nd was a good pick at the time.”
    Well then, it was another “brilliant” draft pick by TT then wasn’t it?
    lolz

  17. zod says: Sep 5, 2009 5:34 PM

    Moll was traded to Pittsburgh.
    The Packers want a veteran backup not another 3rd stringer

  18. MkePackFan says: Sep 5, 2009 5:44 PM

    # Fan of Football says: September 5, 2009 5:32 PM
    “Brohm would have gone as a 1st rounder if he had declared after his junior year. So in that sense, getting him in the late 2nd was a good pick at the time.”
    Well then, it was another “brilliant” draft pick by TT then wasn’t it?
    lolz
    ———————————————-
    Well considering the only QB they had on their roster, at the time of last year’s draft, was Aaron Rodgers, then yeah, it was a position of need. Brohm was the “most NFL ready” QB of that draft (per the experts).
    You seem quick to criticize TT for drafting a position of need (and if he clears waivers and gets onto the practice squad, who knows, maybe he can improve and make the roster). I know, your retort is “Brett Favre was available” blah blah. That ship has sailed and thus is neither here nor there.
    Green Bay Press Gazette does confirms Brohm having been cut though.

  19. zangy says: Sep 5, 2009 5:52 PM

    # jamaicamecrazy says: September 5, 2009 5:27 PM
    In the 2008 draft the Packers picked one spot ahead of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins were hoping that the Packers would NOT pick Chad Henne.
    Sure enough the Packers chose Brian Brohm instead.
    They should have picked Chad Henne.
    ————————————
    because it was henne that led to the miami turnaround, right? neither has done shit. I think they are doing this because although brohm showed progress in the final game, it was against all scrubs. he’ll make it through waivers. “Fan of Four” – your man crush of bert is getting in the way of good sense. If the NFL goes into an uncapped year, which looks like a good possibility, GB will be looking very good because the majority of their players are so young that they won’t be able to leave the team and sign with another. This is why the team didn’t jump on extending Nick Collins. If the league goes uncapped and his contract expires GB still owns his rights, he can’t go anywhere, much like many of the players on the team. TT is to thank for that.

  20. Ripp says: Sep 5, 2009 6:17 PM

    zangy says:
    September 5, 2009 5:52 PM
    # jamaicamecrazy says: September 5, 2009 5:27 PM
    In the 2008 draft the Packers picked one spot ahead of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins were hoping that the Packers would NOT pick Chad Henne.
    Sure enough the Packers chose Brian Brohm instead.
    They should have picked Chad Henne.
    ————————————
    because it was henne that led to the miami turnaround, right? neither has done shit. I think they are doing this because although brohm showed progress in the final game, it was against all scrubs. he’ll make it through waivers. “Fan of Four” – your man crush of bert is getting in the way of good sense. If the NFL goes into an uncapped year, which looks like a good possibility, GB will be looking very good because the majority of their players are so young that they won’t be able to leave the team and sign with another. This is why the team didn’t jump on extending Nick Collins. If the league goes uncapped and his contract expires GB still owns his rights, he can’t go anywhere, much like many of the players on the team. TT is to thank for that.
    Ummm I would have to say Henne has show much more upside than Brohm at this point. Henne has gone up against starts and has had decent performance against starting units. But I like that way one player put it. Its the preseason. No one dose any kind of film study to prepare them selves in a preseason game. So you never know. But I agree with you with the rest.

  21. Desides says: Sep 5, 2009 7:06 PM

    “It should be judged on results and not what round a player was projected for.”
    I agree. But hindsight is 20/20. Any time a guy considered a first round talent falls to the end of the 2nd, you take him. Especially if he’s a quarterback.

  22. Fan of Football says: Sep 5, 2009 11:39 PM

    “Rodgers. Collins, Jennings are three pro-bowl caliber players taken within the last 4 years”
    And how many pro bowls do they have between them? A big fat 0
    lol
    Collins? Seriously?

  23. mskmadison says: Sep 6, 2009 3:24 AM

    Hey Fan of Football… better brush up on your ‘Fan of Football’ skillz –
    “This past season, intercepted a career-best seven passes, nearly tripling his previous career total, and returned three of them for touchdowns in earning his first Pro Bowl berth, the first Packers safety to earn the honor since Darren Sharper in 2002″
    http://www.packers.com/team/players/collins_nick/
    By the way, in 2008 Aaron Rodgers was the forth overall leading passer for yards and touchdowns in the NFL last year. His first year as a starter. In comparison, Brett Favre (who Ted Thompson gave the opportunity to play last year but who announced his retirement) came out of retirement to break the all-time record for interceptions with the Jets and destroyed a franchise last year. I hope he has a similar performance with the Vikings this year.
    So many people bash Ted Thompson over the Favre stuff and his picks. If only you would stop for a minute and detach yourselves from the hype and do a little independant thinking and research….
    Finding that information about Nick Collins took me about 3 seconds.

  24. mskmadison says: Sep 6, 2009 3:25 AM

    Hey Fan of Football… better brush up on your ‘Fan of Football’ skillz –
    “This past season, intercepted a career-best seven passes, nearly tripling his previous career total, and returned three of them for touchdowns in earning his first Pro Bowl berth, the first Packers safety to earn the honor since Darren Sharper in 2002″
    http://www.packers.com/team/players/collins_nick/
    By the way, in 2008 Aaron Rodgers was the forth overall leading passer for yards and touchdowns in the NFL last year. His first year as a starter. In comparison, Brett Favre (who Ted Thompson gave the opportunity to play last year but who announced his retirement) came out of retirement to break the all-time record for interceptions with the Jets and destroyed a franchise last year. I hope he has a similar performance with the Vikings this year.
    So many people bash Ted Thompson over the Favre stuff and his picks. If only you would stop for a minute and detach yourselves from the hype and do a little independent thinking and research….
    Finding that information about Nick Collins took me about 3 seconds.

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