Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Graham Harrell (6) gets pressure from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Edgar Jones (71) at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Three Backup Quarterbacks the Packers should consider signing

Will Graham Harrell stay the backup QB despite the other backup QBs on the market?

Packers quarterback Graham Harrell throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NFL Cut Day has come and gone as the Green Bay Packers have gone with Graham Harrell. But Harrell is not the most proven backup – there are three former backup quarterbacks who have proven track records that Green Bay needs to consider.

Could Brian Hoyer be a good fit for the Packers?

New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer (8) unloads pass during preseason.

QB Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer was the backup for the Patriots and he has shown he has the potential to be a starter in the NFL but now is a free agent after being surprisingly cut by the Patriots as they chose to keep Ryan Mallett as the backup over Hoyer. Hoyer has been developed in the same system that helped Tom Brady become an elite and helped Matt Cassel go from a backup USC quarterback to the starter for the Kansas City Chiefs. Hoyer would be worth signing by the Packers as he could also be used as a trade chip next offseason to bring in a draft pick, unlike what they were able to do with Matt Flynn.

Could Seneca Wallace end up in Green Bay?

Cleveland Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace throws a pass against the Chicago Bears during preseason. Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

 

 

 

 

QB Seneca Wallace

Seneca Wallace is a proven veteran quarterback who has been solid when given the chance to start in the past. Wallace has some mobility to get out of the pocket and can sramble and pick up yardage. Wallace is a also a fairly acurate quarterback who might not make the big play but will get lots of solid completions. Seneca Wallace does not throw too many interceptions either. Wallace would provide a solid veteran presence as a backup and on the field if Aaron Rodgers were to be hurt as Wallace would be a smart signing just like Hoyer.

Could Stephen McGee trade Dallas for Green Bay?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee (7) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins. Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

 

QB Stephen McGee

Former Cowboys and Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee has come in when Tony Romo was injured in the past in Dallas and been a reliable quarterback in games. Now McGee may not be as well known around the league as Hoyer and Wallace but he is a proven backup that the Packers could potentially keep for multiple seasons. McGee has the ability to get out of the pocket when he needs to and is fairly accurate. He he will not make big plays as he has never averaged more than 5.41 yards per completion. McGee is not as known as Hoyer or Wallace but might just be the best possible backup the Packers could get.

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