Drew Lock An Option For Packers?

Fourteen years ago, the Packers bypassed top help for Brett Favre by taking Aaron Rodgers. After being far more active in free agency this offseason than they were in Ted Thompson‘s first as GM in 2005, would Brian Gutekunst use a similar strategy?

After using a 30 visit on Drew Lock, the Packers indeed like the former Missouri quarterback, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report tweets. Green Bay also tried to meet with Daniel Jones but could not set up a visit. However, Lock might not be an option for the team with their initial first-round pick.

The Packers hold picks No. 12 and No. 30, and in reporting the team’s interest in Lock is real, Albert Breer of SI.com notes going quarterback might be a strategy for the Packers if Lock starts falling on Thursday night. Both Breer and NBC Sports’ Peter King sent tight end Noah Fant to the Packers at No. 12 before giving Rodgers more help at No. 30 with a wide receiver.

As of last week, Lock’s stock was believed to be dropping — to the point he might be an option late in the first round. The four-year Mizzou starter will not fall out of Round 1, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes. He could then be a consideration for teams that passed on a quarterback with their first pick, with JLC adding there is no shortage of teams at the end of Round 1 willing to trade out of the first round. This would help a quarterback-needy team, with Round 1 securing 2019 prospects’ rights through the 2023 season.

Having vacillated between the second and fourth quarterback prospect in this draft, Lock visited the passer-needy teams. If it’s true his value resides closer to the end of the first round than the middle of it, seeing which team makes the move will make the final picks of opening night much more interesting.

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24 comments on “Drew Lock An Option For Packers?

    • lionsandtigers

      Why?? The packers have an aging Rodgers who has struggled with injuries lately as well. Why is attempting to draft your their next franchise QB a stupid idea? Please explain

      • dunham

        Rodgers has a guaranteed contract for 4 more years. If we draft his replacement now, we will have to extend him before Rodgers is even gone. This isn’t the same situation as Favre. Rodgers isn’t holding the franchise hostage about retirement. Maybe draft a guy next year. But this QB class isn’t very impressive.

      • jb19

        Taking Lock would be stupid. Rodgers is a generational QB that desperately needs playmakers around him. Why draft a QB to back him up for the next half decade? Don’t ask stupid questions… I’m not even a Packers fan.

      • jkoms57

        This article is more troll than reality.

        ARodge would prob have him assassinated. The end.

  1. stackarooni

    of Green Bay takes a TE with #12 I’m already giving up on them. it’s the dumbest move these idiot reporters keep talking about and it’s literally the last position we need to fill. wait til next year for a QB. you just gave Rodgers an extension. we need SPEED. we need AJ Brown or DK Metcalf. if those arent our 1st pick we fucked the draft off

  2. Z-A

    Well Rodgers only signed a 4 yr contract. Taking Lock at 30 means they’ll have the QB set 5 years from now….

  3. Yep it is

    Yes let’s draft a QB when one of the best QB’s in history needs all the help he can get to WIN NOW. They need to fire the GM if he even considers taking a QB in the first 4 rounds.

    • dray16

      Rodgers is a douchebag, packer fans are full of excuses on why they’ve only won one SB.

      • twentyforty

        Your logic dictates that every NFL team in history but maybe 5 multiple SB winners has underachieved. Your argument is behind ignorant and quite lazy.

  4. Danthemilwfan

    Rodgers is going to get hurt again but still wouldn’t take a qb early

  5. afsooner02

    0.0% chance this happens unless lock falls to the 5th round or so.

  6. TheTruth12

    Crazy people have been saying Pats need to draft Brady’s heir for at least the past 6 years but when it’s Rodgers it’s a different story. Biggest difference though is Brady breaks records, Rodgers breaks his collarbone.

    • kenleyfornia2

      The Pats need to line up a successor for Brady who is going on 42. The Packers a must win now team with 2 first round picks and a roster full of holes cant not draft a 1st round QB. You can try and spin it any way you want, they are both true.

      • TheTruth12

        Other than completely missing my point, you do realize as long as the Pats have Brady are a must win now team right? This year people keep talking about them taking a QB in the 1st even though, DL, WR, TE are bigger needs. I never said the Packers should take a QB in the 1st but they need to use an early pick on one.

  7. crosseyedlemon

    I love the idea of the Packers using their top pick on a clipboard holder.

  8. OCTraveler

    If he is available at 30 (which I doubt because someone will become scared as they see other qb’s go off the board early), taking him at 30 after already using the number 12 pick for something to help immediately makes sense. The number 30 pick is basically a second round slot which is where he should be slotted.

    Taking him at 12 would be a very high reach and not in the team’s best interest.

    • Ohmy

      BINGO ! Trade the 30th pick for a 1st rounder next year, again, and another middle round pick this year. The Pack need depth AND play-makers and NOT a clipboard holder for 4-5 years.

  9. bradthebluefish

    Maybe if Rodgers had a coach that designed gameplays instead of having Rodgers scramble to find an open receiver, then Rodgers wouldn’t be so injury prone.

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