The Green Bay Packers could be in the market for a backup quarterback this offseason, and these three free agents might pique their interest.
It’s sad to say, but Aaron Rodgers isn’t the Aaron Rodgers of old. His inevitable decline happened sooner than most people expected, but it’s happened. And the Green Bay Packers must adjust accordingly.
Green Bay has a bit of money to play with this free agency, but they must still be smart. Although they have some glaring holes they need to fill, general manager Brian Gutekunst might be smart to spend some of his cap space on a backup quarterback with an eye for the future.
Despite staying fully healthy last season, Rodgers battled through injuries in each of the previous two seasons. Hopefully, he stays on the field again next year, but if he goes down Green Bay can’t count on the likes of Tim Boyle to save them for any period of time; no matter how brief.
Each of the three quarterbacks on this list are young enough that they could present as a stop-gap for any future Rodgers’ departure plans. Without further ado, here are three signal-callers the Packers could target:
Despite appearing in just three career games, Nate Sudfeldt would challenge Boyle for the Packers’ backup quarterback job. A former sixth-round pick, he completed 19 of 23 passes in his only significant playing time back in 2018. He’s set to be an unrestricted free agent and could be a low-cost gamble for Green Bay.
Teddy Bridgewater is almost the complete opposite of Sudfeldt. He will certainly cost a pretty penny, especially after he won all five of his spot starts for the New Orleans Saints last year. Bridgewater, still only 27-years-old, will likely look for a starting job which would make it unlikely he comes to Green Bay. Regardless, he’d immediately give the Packers the best backup quarterback in the league.
Somewhere in the middle of Sudfeld and Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota is looking to revive his career. He lost his starting gig in the middle of the season to Ryan Tannehill and saw the Tennessee Titans get all the way to the AFC Championship game. He has a relationship with Matt LaFleur and could be convinced to learn under one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time.