Packers’ interest in QBs says nothing about Aaron Rodgers situation

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Ever since reports of Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay started exactly a week ago, there has been a lot to digest. But it also means everything is under the microscope for the Green Bay Packers.

Today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Packers “have begun exploring” quarterbacks they could bring in before OTAs.

I mean, yeah. Of course they are. General manager Brian Gutekunst said on Saturday that they would be doing exactly that. Even with Aaron Rodgers, the Packers only have two quarterbacks on the roster. They will want at least three and possibly even four over the summer.

Of course, as has been the case with everything over the past week, Schefter’s report has done the rounds on the internet with many suggesting it’s a bigger story than it really is. Does this tell us the Packers are considering their post-Aaron Rodgers options?

Nope. It just means they want another QB to bring in over the summer like they always would. With last year’s backup Tim Boyle gone, it’s important to add some depth for OTAs and training camp.

Schefter noted that the QB search “includes some veterans”, but that’s vague. Free-agent quarterbacks include Brian Hoyer, Blake Bortles, and Matt Moore.

If Rodgers is traded and the Packers decide to keep Love the backup and sign a free agent to start in 2021, it really doesn’t matter who they pick. A losing season would almost certainly follow.

Green Bay looking to add another quarterback shouldn’t come as a surprise with only two on the roster as things stand.

There are going to be more reports relating to the Aaron Rodgers situation in the coming weeks, and we need to be prepared. But, for now, let’s all take a deep breath. The Packers looking to add a QB is exactly what Gutey said would happen just days ago.