Proposed Packers quarterback trade makes absolutely zero sense

The Packers don't need to trade for a quarterback.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur
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Roster building is a year-round process. While the Green Bay Packers have made most of their offseason additions, general manager Brian Gutekunst won't hesitate to make a move if an opportunity to upgrade a position becomes available.

Three years ago, the Packers signed free agent De'Vondre Campbell to a team-friendly one-year deal in June. That season, he earned first-team All-Pro honors.

However, one position Green Bay likely doesn't need to make any changes is quarterback. The starting job belongs to Jordan Love, who is expected to become one of the highest-paid players in the NFL before the start of training camp. Well, that's what Gutekunst is hoping happens, anyway.

While the Packers lack experience behind Love, they are developing two recent draft picks.

CBS Sports trade proposal has Packers making move for C.J. Beathard

Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports named six teams with "quietly concerning" backup quarterback situations, and he included the Packers. His solution is to trade for veteran C.J. Beathard.

The reasoning behind adding a veteran is understandable. If Love gets injured, Green Bay is relying on either Sean Clifford or Michael Pratt to step in. They have a combined one NFL pass between them.

Beathard would undoubtedly give them more experience. He has started 13 career games with the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars and has completed 340 passes for 3,886 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

However, it's just not how the Packers do things. They believe in their ability to draft and develop quarterbacks, creating competition for the backup job.

Clifford impressed during the preseason last summer, while Pratt is off to an excellent start this offseason.

Not only would the Packers have to eat up cap space by taking on Beathard's contract, but they would also have to release at least one of Clifford or Pratt, and possibly both if they only keep two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.

The Packers would likely struggle to win many games without Love, which is true for almost every team with a star quarterback.

Green Bay is giving Clifford and Pratt time to develop and compete. Trading for Beathard this summer wouldn't make sense.

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