Morning Buzz: Packers continue filling coffers
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood kicking off our positional preview series with his look at the quarterback position.
Everyone in the NFL knows what the Green Bay Packers have atop their quarterback depth chart. The question that could impact their 2018 season: What do the Packers have behind Aaron Rodgers?
The Packers saw their franchise-best stretch of eight straight playoff appearances end last season mostly because they were not adequately prepared at backup quarterback. That was coach Mike McCarthy’s assessment, lamenting third-year quarterback Brett Hundley’s inability to take advantage of his opportunity after Rodgers broke the collarbone in his throwing shoulder.
So new general manager Brian Gutekunst got busy. He shipped cornerback Damarious Randall to Cleveland for Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer, trying to ensure there would be real competition for the No. 2 job.
Will Gutekunst’s first major transaction as GM work? The Packers hope they never have to find out. So long as Rodgers is healthy, their quarterback production will be the envy of the rest of the league. But the Packers learned one thing last season: Nothing torpedoes a team like a backup quarterback who can’t compete.
The Packers announced record revenue. Rich Ryman has the goods:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Monday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Emory Hunt has his annual Packers team preview:
Mike Florio posits that Aaron Rodgers should make a particular request:
NFL teams saw a significant bump in shared revenue:
Warren Sharp looks at ways the Packers can maximize their remaining years with Aaron Rodgers:
Monday Morning Quarterback spoke to shareholders about the Packers' unique ownership model:
Their entire NFL ownership project is worth your time:
A spokesman for the NFLPA had a few things to say about the Packers' financial release:
What could a “non-traditional” contract look like for Aaron Rodgers?
Ryan Longwell will lead a Lambeau tour this week:
Pro Football Focus has the Packers behind the Vikings when it comes to each team’s chance at winning the North:
The Packers Wire has a look at the offensive roster:
Cheesehead TV says Vince Biegel has to be good:
Could the entire 2018 season hinge on the outcome of two games?
Jason Wilde ranked the Top 10 Most Important Packers for 2018:
Rugby player Jacob McDonald discovers the Green Bay Packers: