Packers linked to surprising quarterback move on Day 3 of NFL Draft

Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst
Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst / Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin /

With a league-high eight picks on Day 3 of the NFL Draft and a general manager who wants to keep drafting quarterbacks, there's a good chance the Green Bay Packers will add another passer on Saturday.

The Packers have put together an impressive draft class in the opening two days, going heavy on positions of need. It's unclear if that's by design, but Green Bay has added potential difference-makers on both sides of the ball.

On offense, they get much-needed offensive line help with Jordan Morgan and a perfect complement to Josh Jacobs with MarShawn Lloyd. Gutekunst focused on the middle of the defense, selecting linebackers Edgerrin Cooper and Ty'Ron Hopper and safety Javon Bullard.

But should we keep a close eye on the quarterbacks in Rounds 4 or 5? Don't be surprised if the Packers take one.

Ian Rapoport connects Packers to QB Spencer Rattler in NFL Draft

During the Day 2 draft broadcast, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport made an interesting note about the Packers, revealing that they met with South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler before the draft.

Zach Kruse of Packers Wire wasn't dreaming. Rapoport said it immediately after the Packers selected MarShawn Lloyd and were scheduled to hit the clock again a few picks later.

"I wondered if they might end up taking a quarterback here," said Rapoport on the TV broadcast. "Spencer Rattler still has not gone. The Green Bay Packers were one of the seven teams that he visited. Thirteen teams did work with him."

Well, the Packers didn't take Rattler at No. 91 overall, but he is still available on Day 3.

If Rattler is still on the board at No. 126, would the Packers consider taking him? Gutekunst said earlier this offseason that he wants to draft a quarterback and add competition for the backup job.

"Getting back to drafting multiple quarterbacks is something that I've wanted to do," Gutekunst said at the NFL Combine. "There's some guys with interesting skill sets that are going to get taken later that might have a pretty good chance to make it."

Ron Wolf often drafted quarterbacks in the mid-to-late rounds, even when they had Brett Favre. He used a fourth-round pick on Aaron Brooks and a sixth-rounder on Matt Hasselbeck. It's not impossible to imagine Gutekunst using a fourth at the position, considering he has eight in total on Day 3.

It likely wouldn't go down too well with the fans, but it's a possibility.

The Packers have addressed their biggest needs and can focus on adding talent. With Rapoport revealing that Green Bay has done its homework on Rattler, it won't be surprising if Gutekunst takes him at No. 126.

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