Originally Posted by CJSchneider
I am really interested in your comments as Packer fans about the QB issue that seems to be forming.
Here is what I am curious about:
1. Are you confident that Aaron Rodgers can execute as a full-time QB?
2. Do you think the Packers are confident in the same thing given they drafted Matt Flynn (in the 7th) as well as Brohm.
1) Aaron Rodgers absolutely has the ability and poise to be a starting QB in the NFL. If you caught the U-Cal games you know what he looks like at game speed, beyond the one Cowboys game. My only worry is that he's gotten hurt a couple times and hasn't even been under attack like he'll be this year. Would you really take Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers now? Maybe. We'll find out this year. I personally think Aaron Rodgers will be the next Drew Brees in numbers and winning capability.
2) Aaron Rodgers is the ONLY QB signed on the roster. They brought in some guys, but they're not going to pay those has-been stiffs (Yeah, I'm talking to you Dante Culpepper) more than the veteran's minimum. That leaves rookies. Brohm was taken at a point where there was great value. Flynn was a great value in the 7th if you want a kid who knows how to win a championship. That makes your depth chart Rodgers, Brohm, Flynn. Given the quality of the WR corps, the O-line, the special teams and the defense, you could put Rex Grossman or Tavaris Jackson back there and be OK. Well, maybe that's stretching it. Brohm and Flynn >>> Grossman and Jackson.