Green Bay Packers post-draft position review: Quarterback
A look at the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks after the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Green Bay Packers didn’t use any of their draft picks on a quarterback, even despite being reportedly interested in Drew Lock.
The only question was whether they’d make a change at the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but for now that doesn’t appear to be the case.
The Packers currently have four quarterbacks on the roster.
Currently on the roster
Aaron Rodgers, DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle, Manny Wilkins
The Packers didn’t make any moves in free agency or the draft, but they did sign Manny Wilkins as an undrafted free agent.
Improved from 2018?
The top three of the depth chart remains exactly the same from last year: Rodgers, Kizer and Boyle. While it’s certainly possible Kizer or Boyle improves from last year, and the expectation is that Rodgers will improve now that he’s fully healthy, the Packers didn’t sign a veteran QB in free agency.
If Rodgers plays at an MVP level, the Packers will be Super Bowl contenders. If he doesn’t play well or misses time with an injury, the Packers won’t make the playoffs. That’s how important he is to this team.
As ever, if Rodgers is fully healthy for all 16 games, the Packers should be considered serious playoff contenders. And you could argue that with the improvements made on defense, a healthy Rodgers could make the Packers the favorites in the NFC North.
The biggest question at the start of the offseason was whether Green Bay could look to make a change at the backup quarterback spot.
The Packers traded for DeShone Kizer last offseason, but he didn’t play well in the two games he played. However, Kizer was put in a difficult position in both games as he didn’t start either and entered the game after a Rodgers injury. One of those games also came against the Bears defense, which even the dominant Rams offense had no answer for.
Kizer will likely be the backup QB in Green Bay again in 2019. Boyle or Wilkins could make the 53-man roster as the third QB.