The 2005 draft was headlined by Alex Smith being selected first overall. After Smith, thee of the next four picks were running backs. Clearly times have changed. Amid all that, Green Bay Packer fans wouldn’t change all the drama Aaron Rodgers has caused given his draft position. Not only that, he’s brought the organization a Super Bowl.
At the start of the 2022-23 season, Aaron Rodgers is the only remaining player from the 2005 Draft class under contract. Rodgers just signed a 3 year $150 million deal keeping him in Green Bay through the 2024 season. Not only is Rodgers locked in to his three year deal but he recently made comments about wanting to retire as a Green Bay Packer.
Could a 2005 Draftee Join Rodgers in 2022-23
In 2021-22, several teams had a revolving door of kickers or punters. Whether it’s accuracy or injury, many kickers are always ready for their number to be called. In the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, the New York Jets drafted kicker, Mike Nugent. Nugent last kicked in an NFL game in 2020.
The most likely player to rejoin Rodgers in the NFL is punter, Dustin Colquitt. Colquitt was drafted in the third round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2005. He last kicked in an NFL game in 2021. For the time being, Colquitt doesn’t have a contract for the upcoming season, but his number could get called at some point this season.
Aaron Rodgers will go into the Hall of Fame as one of the best passers the game has ever seen. In year 18, Rodgers has a new core group of receivers. The group is unproven but with a passer like Rodgers, the team will be in good hands.
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