Could the Packers land a Pro Bowl QB this offseason?
The Green Bay Packers typically have a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback on their roster each season. However, this disappointing season, the Packers didn’t for the first time since the 2017 season, when Aaron Rodgers was injured. Rodgers had to deal with injuries and inexperience at the Packers’ pass-catching positions. He also played on a broken thumb this season. However, it’s unclear what the future Hall of Famer’s intentions are next season with retirement or possible trade scenarios.
One NFL writer recently suggested the Packers could make a play this offseason for a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback. Brad Gagnon with Bleacher Report wrote about destinations for Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Carr is expected to be traded following a turbulent season with the Raiders. Gagnon wrote that the Packers could take on Carr if Rodgers retires this offseason:
“It’s entirely possible Aaron Rodgers will call it quits or otherwise move on after a painfully disappointing age-39 campaign in Green Bay, but the Packers are still a talented team that ranked 12th in DVOA in 2022. They might not be prepared for a rebuild, and they lack the draft capital to add an immediate-impact rookie signal caller in April.”
This would be out there…
While the Packers could consider bringing in Carr next season, it would be a stretch with the current quarterback room in Green Bay. The Packers have a quarterback waiting to get a chance to start, Jordan Love. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has said he believes Love can be a starter.
If the Packers traded for Carr, they’d admit Love isn’t a starter, much less a Pro Bowl replacement. They could be on the hook for a wasted pick in Love, as they wouldn’t receive much draft capital if they traded him. However, one must agree it would be humorous for the Raiders to send Carr to Green Bay one year after the Packers sent Davante Adams their way.