Report: Packers tried to bring in Daniel Jones for a visit
The Green Bay Packers sent a mini shockwave across the league when it was revealed that the team would be bringing in Missouri quarterback Drew Lock in for a visit tomorrow, but it turns out that isn’t the only quarterback that the team is interested in.
One note on the #Packers visit coming with #Mizzou QB Drew Lock that @TerezPaylor reported: GB also tried to bring in #Duke QB Daniel Jones for a visit, but timing didn’t work out. They are doing their work on these passers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2019
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Pro Football Talk), the Packers also attempted to arrange a visit for Duke’s Daniel Jones to visit the team, but were unable to do so.
The deadline for teams being able to bring players in for visits is Wednesday, and with Lock visiting on Tuesday and Jones likely elsewhere for visits, the Packers will have to miss out on seeing the highly touted prospect.
Although the Packers aren’t likely to take a quarterback in the first round, the team is seemingly doing its due diligence just in case one should.
This is a similar approach the team took in 2005, when Aaron Rodgers famously dropped more than 20 spots in the draft before Green Bay selected him to be the heir apparent to Brett Favre.
While the situation this time around is a bit different, with Rodgers consistently saying he’d like to play until 40, there are some parallels. Favre was in his late 30s when the Packers took Rodgers, just as Rodgers is now, and the Packers do hold two first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, giving them the security of possibly selecting a better passer to at least back Rodgers up.
Having two starting-caliber quarterbacks is never bad, either, as we just witnessed the Philadelphia Eagles win a Super Bowl because of it.
Regardless, the Packers seem intent on shoring up the quarterback position, and it could be through the draft that they do so.