Picking at No. 30 in the first round of the NFL Draft, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says he would seriously consider selecting a quarterback. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, but general manager Brian Gutekunst isn’t ruling out a big splash in the draft.

Speaking with beat reporters Friday, Gutekunst said he won’t hesitate to draft a quarterback in the first round if there’s one he loves.

Gutekunst elaborated a bit, sharing that he has learned to evaluate the quarterbacks in the draft every year, and that selecting one early is “always on the table.”

For what it’s worth, this approach is one we advocated for before the 2019 season. As amazing as Rodgers is when he’s on, the veteran is 36 years old (37 in December) and has struggled to stay healthy in recent years.

So if a quarterback like Jordan Love or Justin Herbert ends up falling down into the bottom half of the first round, the Packers (at No. 30 overall) chould strongly consider planning for the future after Rodgers.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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