Shortly after the Browns drafted Brandon Weeden, reports surfaced that the Packers were interested in trading for Colt McCoy to serve as a backup to Aaron Rodgers.
Nothing came of it before the end of the draft, although McCoy’s future in Cleveland certainly remains in some doubt. The Packers went on to draft B.J. Coleman from Tennessee-Chattanooga in the seventh round and coach Mike McCarthy said that the team doesn’t feel a need to go after a veteran backup.
“I don’t think you just say, ‘Hey, I need a veteran backup,’ ” McCarthy said, via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We have the MVP in Aaron Rodgers as our No. 1, and I feel like we have really three candidates to compete for two spots or possibly three. The roster will shake that out. It’s our job as coaches to make sure they’re trained and they’re ready to go, regardless of how many years of experience they have.”
There are plenty of veterans available on the market, although no one that would make you think all would be well if something happened to Rodgers.
Coleman joins Graham Harrell and Nick Hill on the depth chart behind Rodgers. Harrell has spent 12 games on the active roster over the last two years without playing in a game and Hill is an Arena Football League vet. That’s not a lot of experience behind Rodgers, but Matt Flynn didn’t have much more before getting thrown into the fire in 2010.
That worked out well enough for the Packers to feel comfortable about trying again.