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.