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Crowded stable of QBs in Green Bay

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06:56 AM ET 05.13 | This time around, Mike McCarthy isn't worried about a quartet. Last summer, the Packers flirted with the idea of going through the offseason program with four quarterbacks on the roster only to cut former Arena Football League signal-caller Nick Hill at the start of organized team activities. This year, however, McCarthy says he's content to proceed with four quarterbacks on the 90-man roster with Illinois State undrafted signee Matt Brown joining Rodgers and backups Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Brown is nearly identical to Coleman, a seventh-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft who spent all of last season on the practice squad as the third quarterback on the roster.

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May 13, 2013  08:08 AM ET

4 QBs at this stage in the offseason is not really crowded, but normal. Many teams bring in a couple guys, either via the draft, undrafted FAs, or old journeymen to compete for backup spots. Detroit for example has an undrafted FA and a "tryout player" at camp right now to compete for their third string QB job with Kellen Moore, which would make 5 total, but with only 4 under contract.

May 13, 2013  08:08 AM ET

.....should trade high on rodgers, and start harrell, who is a coach on the field and the most accurate and savvy qb in the game today....

May 13, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Any guesses on which NFL team mortgages their future on a Green Bay backup QB?

May 13, 2013  08:19 AM ET

If you luck out, you end up with some trade bait. There are a few teams right now where the presumptive starters sit uneasy on their thrones. A handful of backups will be taking the snaps by midseason.

May 13, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Any guesses on which NFL team mortgages their future on a Green Bay backup QB?

It worked out well for Seattle, just not the way anyone planned. If they hadn't picked up Flynn, they probably would have drafted a different quarterback in an earlier round, and missed out on Russell Wilson.

May 13, 2013  09:05 AM ET

One stud and three three legged horses.

May 13, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Nobody cares about backup QB's.

May 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

One stud and three three legged horses.

Full Stable ?? Most teams have 4 QB's on the 90 man roster. Some even have 6 or 7.

May 13, 2013  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

One stud and three three legged horses.

You know what they say... if you have three backup QB's it's always good to have one starter.








Or - something like that.

May 13, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nobody cares about backup QB's.

Sure we do. Sometimes. Just not so much when it's the Packers and the backups in question will almost never get a snap.

 
May 13, 2013  01:02 PM ET

It's Showtime!!!!! Wrong Sport.

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