Brian Gutekunst: Drafting a QB always on the table

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Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst has Aaron Rodgers coming back for another season as the team’s quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he’s paying the position less attention than others as the team prepares for the draft.

Gutekunst spoke to reporters in Green Bay on Friday and the prospect of selecting a quarterback at some point this April was one of the topics of conversation. Gutekunst said he thinks this year’s group is “deeper” than in past years and that he’s open to adding one to the roster if things unfold that way.

“Everything I’ve been taught, that’s where you start,” Gutekunst said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “You start with the quarterback. So you evaluate them every year, and I think it’s always on the table. It’s a good crop this year.”

Tim Boyle and Manny Wilkins are the quarterbacks behind Rodgers on Green Bay’s depth chart.

Rodgers, who turned 36 in December, is signed through 2023, so there’s time for the Packers to make plans for a future that doesn’t include him. As Rodgers knows well, however, the presence of a veteran quarterback for a few years doesn’t preclude drafting another one.

10 responses to “Brian Gutekunst: Drafting a QB always on the table

  1. It would be short-sighted for the Packers to not add a quarterback this year. Rodgers is looking worse and worse every year and the backups are not the future.

  2. GB has always done this throughout Favre & Rodgers’ careers – Tim Hasselbeck, Matt Flynn, Ty Detmer, Aaron Brooks, Mark Brunell, Aaron Rodgers, etc. Either you get a decent backup, or potential starter you can trade for more assets.

  3. With Rodgers’ continued decline getting more and more prominent each year it had better be forefront on the table.

  4. Glad to see the trolls have come out of their hibernation. Time to start the annual fight picking fest all over again.

  5. The biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success next season remains to be Aaron Charles Rodgers. Nothing has changed.

    Wishing, hoping, and praying can’t change it.

  6. Alan Light says:
    February 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm
    When your QB ranks in the bottom half of the league, probably a good idea.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ………..and not until then. As for Rodgers, come back in 2024.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    February 21, 2020 at 8:02 pm
    Alan Light says:
    February 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm
    When your QB ranks in the bottom half of the league, probably a good idea.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ………..and not until then. As for Rodgers, come back in 2024.
    ———-
    Gotta love the blind fanboy love for Aaron. By any metric he was middle of the pack in qbs this year. They won because they improved on defense and had a running game. Rodgers is aging, still good but no longer at the level he was at 10 years ago. Then again who is, he doesn’t have the heart like Elway did in 97/8 to will his team to a win.

  8. pkrlvr says:
    February 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Glad to see the trolls have come out of their hibernation. Time to start the annual fight picking fest all over again
    ____
    Wait you were trolling a Viking story just 2 days ago and yesterday you’re boo boo hooing about Viking trolls? Typical Packer fan, no self awareness

  9. RMoss84HOF says:
    February 22, 2020 at 5:25 pm
    Gotta love the blind fanboy love for Aaron. By any metric he was middle of the pack in qbs this year. They won because they improved on defense and had a running game. Rodgers is aging, still good but no longer at the level he was at 10 years ago. Then again who is, he doesn’t have the heart like Elway did in 97/8 to will his team to a win.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I couldn’t care less if Rodgers is ever considered elite or not, especially the opinion of a Viking troll. Never did. The Packers have won big with Rodgers, they can still win big with Rodgers, and they are planning to win with Rodgers again.

    You just sit back and enjoy your guaranteed Cutler while you can……….err…..I mean Cousins.

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