Report: Drew Lock visiting Packers

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The Packers have Aaron Rodgers under contract through the 2023 season, but that may not take them out of the market for a quarterback in this year’s draft.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock is traveling to Green Bay on Monday and will meet with the team on Tuesday. The Packers have the 12th and 30th picks in the first round and 10 total picks in this year’s draft.

While Rodgers is obviously set as the starter, one can’t know for sure that he’ll be there through the entire contract and the extra picks may make the prospect of drafting another quarterback to develop as a backup/future starter/trade bait more appealing.

The Packers haven’t been linked with quarterbacks throughout the pre-draft process, but Lock has spent time with most of the teams that are expected to be in that market once the draft gets underway later this month.

15 responses to “Report: Drew Lock visiting Packers

  1. How’s his durability? We learned the hard way how a fragile QB can completely and abruptly destroy our franchise. That one hit from Barr exposed our terrible roster, got our GM ‘reassigned’, got our HC fired and made us irrelevant for the last two years.

  2. I could see the Packers pulling the trigger & drafting QB Drew Lock. The Packers did the exact same thing with Favre and Rodgers w/ Aaron sitting his first 3-4 years in Green-Bay. In 3 years the Packers could cut bait on Rodgers or trade him with minimal dead money, which with Rodgers being 38yrs old at that point moving on from him would make sense. A lot of people think Lock can be a good starting QB but believe he is a guy who should sit and learn for 1-2yrs before starting, getting to sit 3 years before taking over would likely do wonders for a young QB like Lock with the natural tools he possess’s. 3 years is a long time to work with him and polish his game up before asking him to take over. I’m not sure if GB would take him at 12th overall though it wouldn’t surprise me at all. Green Bay trading up a few spots from 30 to say 25 if he is still on the board makes a lot of sense.

  3. LeFauer should be able to draft and develop his own QB.
    He has zero chance at success with their current egomaniac.

  4. He has zero chance at success with their current egomaniac.
    +++++++

    If LaFleur can’t find success with the top-rated QB of all-time, and a 2nd year defense under Pettine ready to take a leap to top-third in the NFL, then I don’t want him.

    Guess we’ll find out.

  5. Not sure about getting one in the first round, but Ron Wolf used to draft at least one QB every year. Usually paid off for the Packers too in trade bait. Their record at backup QB has been pretty suspect for quite a while. Having someone with potential to be developed is not a bad thing.

  6. You do realize these visits don’t really mean anything. Most players that are drafted by teams never had a official visit with that team.

    I would have no problem with Gute drafting a QB though. Ron Wolf drafted one almost every year from 1992 to 1999. Detmer, Brunell, and Hasselbeck just to name a few.

    You never can have enough good players at ANY position on your roster.

    #GoPackGo!☝️

  7. LeFauer should be able to draft and develop his own QB.
    He has zero chance at success with their current egomaniac.
    ======

    McCarthy was no rocket scientist. He managed to win 63% of his games with Rodgers.

    Why would it be any different for the new guy?

  8. I would have no problem with Gute drafting a QB though. Ron Wolf drafted one almost every year from 1992 to 1999. Detmer, Brunell, and Hasselbeck just to name a few.
    =====

    Traded Brunell (5th) for a 3rd and 5th
    Traded Aaron Brooks (4th) for a 3rd
    Traded Hasselbeck (6th) for a 3rd and a swap of 1sts

    Shame those days came to an end.

  9. arealisticpackerfan says:
    April 15, 2019 at 10:57 am
    How’s his durability? We learned the hard way how a fragile QB can completely and abruptly destroy our franchise. That one hit from Barr exposed our terrible roster, got our GM ‘reassigned’, got our HC fired and made us irrelevant for the last two years.
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    It’s funny how football works. Last year, the Vikings saw their starting running back return from injury, kept the same defensive personnel and coaching, added the QB that was going to change their fortunes through free agency, and became irrelevant

  10. Someone asked about Lock’s durability. He played all four years as a starter (other than the first 4 non-con games of his freshman year). He played in the SEC. He never missed a game and was never reported injured — in 50 games against SEC defenses. He’s already played against most of the top defensive players in this year’s draft as well. He improved every year, played in the most pro-style offense of the top QBs and has a cannon for an arm.

    I never considered him for Green Bay, but Lock’s favorite QB is reported to be Aaron Rodgers. They are similar in many ways.

  11. He’d be a better backup for a couple of years than Huntley. Let’s see how AARON likes a little real competition.

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