Rodgers wanting to get out of Green Bay changed the landscape of the draft, along with the plans of several teams in the 24 hours leading up to the No.At the end of the draft, Rodgers remains with the Packers -- for now.
While the league waits to see what happens with Rodgers, plenty of other veterans were impacted by several selections -- or picks that weren't made -- during the draft.
Just ask the Denver Broncos, the most likely destination for the NFL MVP in 2021.
The Broncos traded for Teddy Bridgewater prior to the draft and are only paying slightly over $4 million in salary for one year, a contract the franchise can easily part ways with if they were to acquire an elite talent like Rodgers. .The deal may take a while to get done (if the Packers decide to trade Rodgers), but Denver is set to make him their next quarterback.
Even if Rodgers remains in Green Bay, the Packers are still one of the best teams in the NFC.
The Panthers actually decided to protect Darnold by selecting tackle Brady Christensen in the third round along with tight end Tommy Tremble, one of the best blocking tight ends in the draft.Carolina has an opportunity to select Justin Fields or Mac Jones at No.
8, but the Panthers committed to Darnold for the 2021 season -- giving him an excellent opportunity to succeed in this league.
The Bears actually traded up and selected Justin Fields at No.
11 overall, finally getting the franchise quarterback the organization hasn't had since Jay Cutler. .The Eagles made sure Hurts has every opportunity to become the next franchise quarterback.
Not only did Philadelphia not draft a quarterback at No.
The Patriots decided to bring Newton back on a one-year deal, but didn't hand him the starting job for the 2021 season when they were fortunate enough to select Mac Jones at No.
Davis Mills and Kyle Trask wouldn't move the needle in terms of Newton's job, but Bill Belichick has never drafted a quarterback in the first round -- ever
The Bears traded up nine spots in the draft to select Justin Fields, arguably one of the top three quarterbacks on the board
There will be a competition for the starting quarterback job, even though this one is Fields' to lose.Dalton didn't sign up for a competition -- with Justin Fields at least -- even though he's getting a cool $10 million out of the deal
Chicago fans will certainly want the new franchise quarterback to start immediatelyNot only did the Cowboys select Parsons, they selected Jabril Cox in the fourth round
Two linebackers in the draft showcase the direction Quinn wants to go with his defense, one Vander Esch doesn't appear to be part of after 2021
Minnesota never had a quarterback controversy with Cousins at the helm, even though they created one selecting Mond in the third round of the draft
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