The Green Bay Packers dropped to 2-5 on the year after a 24-10 loss against the Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay would currently own the sixth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft if the regular season ended today. It is going to get worse for the Packers before it gets better.
There could be a lot of speculation that the Packers will move on from quarterback Jordan Love once the season ends. If the Green Bay Packers decided to move off Love after this season, which quarterbacks can they target in the NFL Draft, assuming that Caleb Williams and Drake Maye are off the board?
JJ McCarthy, Michigan, would probably be the best option for the Green Bay Packers After Williams and Maye
McCarthy is very well in the running for the Heisman Trophy for the Wolverines this season. He has completed 78.1% of his passes for 1,799 yards, 18 touchdowns, and three interceptions. J.J. McCarthy is a very accurate passer, which is something that Jordan Love has struggled to do this season.
McCarthy throws the deep ball well, and that is something the Green Bay Packers have struggled to do big time this season and has hurt wide receiver Christian Watson. This could be the best quarterback option for the Packers at this point.
Quinn Ewers, Texas
Ewers was once the top-recruiting quarterback for a reason. He is very accurate with the football and can make some tight throws. Quinn Ewers is going to be a first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft this season, whether it is with the Green Bay Packers or someone else.
Ewers has completed 70.5% of his passes for 1,915 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions. He is currently injured for the Texas Longhorns and hopes to get back onto the playing field soon.
Michael Penix Jr., Washington
Michael Penix Jr. has been one of the hot names in college football this season. He can very well be a Heisman Trophy finalist this season. Penix Jr. is a left-handed quarterback and plays a similar game to Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins.
He plays in a PAC-12 conference with less defensive talent but can excel in the NFL with the right system. Michael Penix Jr. has completed 68.8% of his passes for 2,945 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He will be the most interesting option in this draft class if he is available to the Green Bay Packers.