The Green Bay Packers don’t play in a big market in the NFL, but the league is still giving their fans a chance to show their allegiance. According to Kyle Cousineau, Green Bay is going to host the 2022 NFL Draft.
BREAKING: The Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay area will be hosts of the 2022 NFL Draft, per sources.
— Kyle Cousineau (@KCousineau09) February 22, 2020
Of course, this seems to only be a rumor at this point. Jason Wahlers, the Packers’ VP of Communications, responded shortly after the rumor started circulating that Green Bay has yet to be awarded the draft.
— Jason Wahlers (@JTWahlers) February 22, 2020
From 1965-2014, the NFL Draft was held at a location in New York City. Furthermore, in the span of 2006-2014, the NFL Draft took place at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City. However, in recent years, the NFL has been choosing different cities to host the annual event.
As for this season, the 2020 NFL Draft is going to be held in Las Vegas in front of the Bellagio. Of course, the Las Vegas Raiders are moving to their new stadium in 2020 and the league likely wants them to get some publicity before the season begins.
On the other hand, the NFL also realizes that is important to get some notoriety for some of the smaller market teams. As Joe Marino of NFL Draft Network pointed out, the NFL is doing a good job representing the small-market cities in the next few years, with the Packers potentially joining the mix if the rumor is true.
Future Host Cities of the #NFLDraft
2021 – Cleveland
2022 – Green Bay
2023 – Kansas City
I love the NFL showing its small market cities some love. https://t.co/qGk2B5qt5g
— Joe Marino (@TheJoeMarino) February 22, 2020
Following a city like Las Vegas, the next two NFL drafts will be conducted in Cleveland and Kansas City. Then, the city of Green Bay could be given an opportunity to shine.
Some people may miss the draft being held in New York City every single season. But the NFL has done a remarkable job choosing different cities to hold the NFL Draft.
Without a doubt, Packers fans would love to add another Lombardi trophy to their collection before potentially hosting the 2022 NFL Draft.