The quarterback position for the Green Bay Packers has not been a question for about three decades.
However, there is a question this season regarding the position. It has nothing to do with the starting quarterback in future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Aaron Rodgers. It has to do with the number of quarterbacks that will be kept on the 53-man roster after the preseason is over.
Of course, Rodgers and backup Jordan Love are locks to be on the roster. So, the question is will the Packers stick with two quarterbacks on the active roster and keep a couple on the practice squad? Or will they keep three on the active roster?
There is still one more quarterback on the initial 90-man roster: Danny Etling.
Etling was selected by the New England Patriots in the seventh round back in 2018. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Patriots, Falcons, Seahawks, Broncos, and Vikings. After the team parted ways with backup QB Kurt Benkert earlier this offseason, it was clear that they liked what Etling put forth on the practice field earlier this offseason.
If head coach Matt LaFleur is thinking about keeping three quarterbacks on the final roster, one would have to think that Etling is the favorite to be the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart.
No. 2 quarterback Jordan Love gained a lot of experience last season (played in four games) and proved that he is a suitable backup for Aaron Rodgers just in case any injury occurs. There is no doubt that there are going to be two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster at the very least.
The only question is if LaFleur will keep Etling as the third quarterback on the final roster or have him stay on the practice squad.
A lot of it will have to do with position battles during training camp. The team might need an extra player at multiple spots, which might mean that there can only be two quarterbacks on the active roster. Time will tell.