The Packers Could Draft Aaron Rodgers' Replacement Later Today

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The Packers Could Draft Aaron Rodgers’ Replacement Later Today

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If it feels like Aaron Rodgers has been torturing Bears defenders forever, you are not alone. In fact, Rodgers is entering his age 36 season, so you’re definitely not wrong about him being a long-time nuisance. But that has to end eventually … right?

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen hints at the Packers being a team that could select a quarterback-of-the-future type in this draft, and as soon as today. Here is his list of teams that could be in the market for a quarterback:

The Packers reportedly met with Daniel Jones (Duke) and Drew Lock (Missouri) during the pre-draft process. Setting up meetings could have been a smokescreen, but Rodgers is 35 and has battled through some serious injuries the last two seasons. So while drafting a quarterback wouldn’t address more immediate needs elsewhere, having a reliable backup and a potential successor to Rodgers wouldn’t be the worst idea.

Green Bay has addressed needs on defense via free agency and with its first two draft picks, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team shifted its focus to a possible developmental quarterback with a pick this weekend.¬†And so long as the Packers stand in the way of the Bears’ quest for supremacy in the NFC North, we’ll continue to watch what they do on draft weekend with great interest.

Despite Tom Brady proving to be excellent well into his 40s, Father Time will eventually come for the G.O.A.T. and the Patriots will need to move on. And since Father Time is undefeated, he will certainly come for Rodgers, too. With that in mind, let’s keep an eye on what the Packers do this weekend as they address their team’s future via the draft.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.