According to a report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, the Green Bay Packers are likely to bring four quarterbacks to training camp this season, meaning that the team will be looking to add another signal-caller at some point during draft weekend, either during the actual draft or through undrafted free agency.
Last season, as you all probably remember, Green Bay went into the preseason with this exact same strategy, as backup candidates Vince Young, Graham Harrell, and B.J. Coleman were all cut within the month of August.
As of now, the Pack are currently eyeing four notable prospects in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage, San Jose State’s David Fales, Ball State’s Keith Wenning, and North Dakota State’s Brock Jensen.
Last season, Wenning put up the most impressive numbers of the group, connecting on 35 TDs for 4,148 yards. Besides him, Fales also showed a lot of promise, throwing 33 TDs for 4,189 yards in the weak Mountain West.
As for the other two, Savage, being in the most difficult conference, was solid for the Panthers, completing 61.2% of his passes for 2,958 yards. Jenson, on the other hand, was also solid, completing 66.3% of his throws as his Bison won their third consecutive FCS national title.
Now while that three straight championships stat is noteworthy, Jenson did play against lesser competition, so it’s likely the Pack won’t puruse him that aggressively.
As for Savage, the face that he transferred twice makes him a bit of a mystery, so I wouldn’t count on Green Bay taking him, either.
Therefore, it seems like Wenning and Fales are the two most likely candidates for the job. That doesn’t guarantee they will actually make the roster, as the plan is just to have someone challenge Tolzein for the No. 3 spot or kick Flynn out if Tolzein impresses, but still, it could happen. That makes it worth our attention.