Why the Green Bay Packers Need a Veteran Quarterback

March 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The consensus is that the first three positions discussed in this series—tackle, linebacker, and cornerback—were the ones of greatest need and those the team should look to the draft to upgrade: The reason they have become needs is the team has reached a point of diminishing returns for at least one player at each position because of age.
The reality is that the Packers biggest need is actually special teams. The team needs upgrades for both kicking and punting not only for those positions, but also for returners. However, there are free agents available at any given time for the former two positions, and spending any draft pick in the first three rounds there is ludicrous—even a late round pick would be questionable.
With regard to a returner, the Packers might be okay there this year if Will Blackmon can stay healthy. However, either running back or cornerback also offers a good possibility of an upgrade, so a smart general manager (which Ted Thompson has ...

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