Packers looking to add QBs, with only Jordan Love likely to show up to OTAs

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The Packers only have two quarterbacks on their roster, so they were obviously going to add at least one before the start of training camp. But the Aaron Rodgers situation may have given them a sense of urgency.

Given the expectation that Rodgers will not participate in Organized Team Activities, the Packers are looking to add quarterbacks to their roster, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Obviously, no one available right now is remotely close to being good enough to replace Rodgers, but some of the free agents currently available include Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, Nick Mullens, Blake Bortles and Robert Griffin III. Colin Kaepernick remains an option for any team willing to sign him, but it appears that no team is willing to sign him.

If Rodgers is not on the Packers this season, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love would be the presumed starter. But they’ll need a veteran backup for Love, and there aren’t a lot of great options available.

66 responses to “Packers looking to add QBs, with only Jordan Love likely to show up to OTAs

  1. Hopefully, the Packers get as much or more for Rogers as Miami got for their third pick in the Draft.

  2. GB has nobody to blame but themselves. As a GB fan, I dont blame AR12.

  3. The Bears could trade them Foles for a box of peanut brittle. Please…somebody just take him.

  4. Did the Packers really think the Love pick was going to go over well? Sports is all about ‘Situational Awareness’. Seems like the Packers front office does not possess this.

    Diva or not, hate him or not, appease the guy who easily transforms a team like no other at this time and place. That’s who you invested in, that’s who he was or became, so deal with it. This really is a case where a real owner could have made the difference.

  5. Any team that signs Colin Kaepernick from this point forward would be doing so for the publicity and the ticket sales. NOT for his skill as a QB.

  6. PS: I’d pay Brett before that list. Now THAT would be some great theatre.

  7. Dang…what will happen to all of those green Rodgers jersey’s this season?

  8. Hahaha… doesn’t GB have enough 30-something malcontents? Why would Kaepernick even be brought into the discussion by anyone sane? Nick Mullens came from an offense similar to LaFleur’s so he’d be a no-brainer signing. Bortles might be a decent addition, too.

  9. The best thing about the NFL is that it is a level playing field where a Green Bay can compete on the same level as New York or other major city. I fear the NFL becoming lopsided like MLB or in a situation like the NBA where players force movement to produce super teams. Will Aaron Rodgers become the first to do this in the NFL leading it down the road to ruin? I hope not.

  10. Let Rodgers retire, trade for Jimmy G and watch him take the Packers to the super bowl! Even as a Vikings fan I’d love to see that!

  11. Well I guess Jerry Krause is starting to see reality now. Why in the world would you only have two QB’s on your roster in the first place at this time of year. Brian Gutekunst probably has the safest GM job in America with no actual real owner. If you are 100 percent sure he is not playing by all means trade him for draft picks.

  12. Time for Love to step up, and close the door for good on Rodgers!!

  13. Should have signed Fitzmagic when they had the chance. How about Alex Smith? Colin Kaepernick? And there’s always Favre.

  14. “no one available right now is remotely close to being good enough” This includes Colin Kaepernick 1000%

  15. Why not Kaepernick? It would be an interesting on so many levels.

  16. Packers should do what they did with Favre. Trade Rodgers to Jets. He plays there one year. Then signs with the Vikings so that he can stick it to the Packers twice per season and has his best year ever. Then as long as the team they face in the NFL Championship doesn’t cheat (aka Saints Bountygate), the Vikes go on to the Super Bowl and win it all.

  17. The Packers are probably the only team in the NFL right now who could sign Colin Kaepernick and not have it be the biggest distraction in town. 🙃

  18. Seriously, don’t overlook Matt Barkley as a backup. He did everything the Bills asked and played well when called on.

  19. good, Love can get a ton of reps and be ready to take over. would’ve been better to sit another year, but who knows what would’ve happened with such a toxic starter ahead of him if Rodgers had stayed.

  20. Sean Mannion is available.

    Welcome back to the glory years of the 70’s and 80’s packers fans. If AR goes like it looks, you are toast.

    # HOF QB”s in a row has never happened in the history of the NFL.

  21. razzlejag says:
    The best thing about the NFL is that it is a level playing field where a Green Bay can compete on the same level as New York or other major city. I fear the NFL becoming lopsided like MLB or in a situation like the NBA where players force movement to produce super teams. Will Aaron Rodgers become the first to do this in the NFL leading it down the road to ruin? I hope not.
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    Aaron Rodgers isnt leaving because he wants to be on a “Super Team”. He quite literally talked about playing into his 40s and wanting to retire a Packer a 3 weeks before they drafted his replacement.

    Over the last two years, the team has shown time and time again that they dont have faith in him. “Dont be the problem”, used a 1st and 4th to draft his replacement, then took the ball out of his hands with the NFC Championship on the line.

  22. What would the Lions take for recent Packers backup Tim Boyle who knows the Packers offense and doesnt know the Lions offense.GB never would have let him go had Rodgers manned up and spoke his mind a long time ago.

  23. I’ve always been a Hoyer fan. He’s capable of being very good, but he’s never been able to stay at a high level consistently. He took Houston to the playoffs, and was having a good season with Cleveland until Alex Mack broke his leg and the running game went away – and then he was replaced by Manziel (probably under pressure from Haslam, because Haslam made them draft him), as though Manziel was ever the answer to anything.

  24. If only they had arguably the best QB in the NFL, they’d be in better shape.

    Oh wait, they do.

    It’s a completely preventable problem. Remotely competent drafting & coaching would have avoided all of this.

  25. If they pick any of those dubious choices, it will be Mullens, who has significant experience in the same offense during his time with the 49ers.

  26. Dang. Rodgers, Bakhtiari, Zadarius and Preston and Kenny Clark count $129 million against the cap next year in 2022. Yikes.

  27. Packers should contact Jay Cutler. At least he never pulled this BS.

  28. Maybe the Broncos could include Teddy Bridgewater in the Rodgers trade.

  29. BREAKING: Brett Favre seen boarding plane headed to GB, attempts to win back starting job

  30. AR12 has a point. You have a superbowl contending team, and an all pro QB with a few years left in the tank. The GM wastes a 1st round draft pick on a QB who sat all year, wasting a roster spot. The GM didn’t have the balls to call AR and let him know.

  31. Raiders trade Carr and a 2022 1st and 2nd rounder to the Packers for Rodgers

  32. Bring in Bortles and Mullens to toss some balls around and get Love every other snap.

    To all those who are saying a pick is wasted on a QB. Most of you have no idea what a succession plan is, do you? It may have felt like a wasted pick but AR was the same thing. The old guard will eventually have the sun set on them, as a business it’s prudent to have a guy waiting in the wings. Why is this so difficult for most to understand?

    is it just merely better in your minds to suck for 2-3 years and toss games to hit the number one pick so grasp at that QB or be the smarter guy who took the QB when it wasn’t expected and can merely plug and play maintaining a high level of play? Sure it may not work out but it’s again a better BUSINESS MODEL………NFL football is a business and that is what the Pack are doing. AR is doing the same to a degree.

  33. They would have needed to find one regardless. My new take is Rodgers will come to his senses and suck it up or pay the pack 30 million and then some to retire. I see the Pack with the ace card convincing him, were not trading you so play or retire but your not getting your way.

  34. Yes they need a QB now that it’s obvious that Rodgers has mentally checked out!

  35. HMMMM, I wonder what player with GB connections has the most experience with unretiring. . . .

  36. Does anyone remember that Mike Shannahan a few years ago in an interview said that RG3 really thought he was “Aaron Rodgers”, so seems to be a mutual fit lol.

  37. A green horn 2nd year QB and a bunch of ‘other guys’ after 30 years of Favre and Rodgers – OH BOY! I can hardly wait. What a fun season this is going to be. Some how those 20 dollar stadium beer & brats combos aren’t going to taste very good this fall. The only guy feeling more pressure than Packer executives will be Mike Zimmer … because if he doesn’t win the division this year …

  38. Trade for A.J. McCarron. He’s underrated and could definitely be a starter.

  39. Why was it ok for the Packers to draft Rodgers while they had Favre, and have Rodgers sit on the bench for 3 seasons before starting, but its not ok for the Packers to draft Love while they had Rodgers?

  40. Poor Jordan Love. He must be wondering what the hell he’s walked into! As a Bears fan? BWHAHAHAHAHAHA

  41. Derek Carr could end up a Green Bay Packer. Time for me to get one of those cheese head hats!

  42. nyfootballgiants says:
    May 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm
    Why was it ok for the Packers to draft Rodgers while they had Favre, and have Rodgers sit on the bench for 3 seasons before starting, but its not ok for the Packers to draft Love while they had Rodgers?
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    Salary cap and QB pay, the current formula to win a Superbowl (unless you can have Brady working on the cheap) is to draft a QB start him immediately load up the team with above average starters and very good depth players (Seattle and Eagles) by year 3 make a strong run for the Superbowl then have another year or two to compete for Superbowls before the team has to dismantle because they just paid there QB what is now $40 plus million a year. GB’s best option is to trade Aaron and load up on talent and make a run in a year or tow if Love has the talent.

  43. Rodgers for Dak. Money could work and since Dak isalot younger it could offset the talent level. Would make Dallas an instant contender.

  44. Face facts!!! Rodgers is going nowhere. He plays as a Packer or retires.

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