Packers 53-man roster predictions following 2018 NFL Draft

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 29: Jamaal Williams
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 29: Jamaal Williams /
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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers /

Quarterbacks (2)

Starter: Aaron Rodgers

Backup: DeShone Kizer

As long as Aaron Rodgers stays healthy, this is all pretty simple. The two-time MVP is the key to the Packers’ dreams of a fifth Lombardi Trophy. But after suffering his second broken collarbone in five years, it’s important to keep him upright.

The backup job will belong to either DeShone Kizer or Brett Hundley. But considering the Packers traded away Damarious Randall for Kizer, it’s hard to see him not winning the job in the end. Brian Gutekunst also decided not to use one of his 11 draft picks on a quarterback, which likely highlights his confidence in Kizer moving forward. Hundley is entering the final year on his rookie contract, and his struggles as the starter last season made finding a replacement necessary.

This is an ideal situation for Kizer. If he is to one day maintain a starting job in the league, whether in Green Bay or elsewhere, this time behind Rodgers could be key. This is a perfect opportunity for him to develop his game and learn behind the best quarterback in the league.

If Rodgers gets hurt again and the Packers need Kizer this season, I think he could help them win a few games.