10 quarterbacks who could be the Packers starter in 2024

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10. All of the more unrealistic/bad options

Kirk Cousins, Vikings (free agent)

Ultimately, Kirk Cousins may be the most unrealistic option out there, no matter what talking heads are saying. Until he's actually gone from the Vikings, I'm not going to believe it's happening.

Cousins is obviously one of the best QBs in the NFL but coming off of a major injury, and considering the Vikings will find out what life is like without him in the coming weeks, I expect he'll be back in Minneapolis next year.

Justin Fields, Bears (trade)

Depending on where the Bears fall in the 2024 NFL Draft order, they could very well end up taking a new quarterback of the future. That would potentially mean Justin Fields going on the trade block. But his availability might be limited to the 28 teams outside of the NFC North.

Jared Goff, Lions (trade)

I don't suspect we're going to see Jared Goff going anywhere anytime soon. He's found a home with the Detroit Lions, and has really shown growth as a player. We've seen NFC North teams -- including the Packers -- make inter-division trades, but trying to get Goff off of the Lions's hands isn't happening.

Baker Mayfield, Buccaneers (free agent)

It's very possible that Baker Mayfield could end up being one of the better options on the free-agent market at the quarterback position if he actually gets to the market. Depending on how the rest of the season plays out for the Buccaneers, Mayfield is playing well enough now to potentially earn a second contract with the team.


And Mayfield may prefer to keep some continuity for a change, but if he does hit free agency, I think he'd be an interesting option for the Packers (or anyone) to consider, I'm just not sure how realistic that is at this point.

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