Green Bay Packers Taking A Look At Interesting Free Agent QB

Jacob Eason, Packers
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Some interesting news about the quarterback position for the Green Bay Packers has emerged ahead of the rookie minicamp getting underway. Alex McGough, who earned the No. 3 job last offseason beating out Danny Etling, is no longer a signal caller.

According to the Packers’ depth chart, McGough is now playing wide receiver. It is an interesting tidbit, as McGough could be looking for a way to stick around long-term with the avenue to playing time at quarterback being blocked.

The Packers are committed to Jordan Love as their starter as he seized the opportunity in 2023, his first taking over for Aaron Rodgers. His backup remains Sean Clifford, a fifth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Clifford will do battle for the backup job with Michael Pratt, a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Many evaluators were surprised Pratt fell that far and believed that he has a bright future in the league.

With three quarterbacks on the roster, Green Bay seems set at the position. But, at this point in the offseason program, nothing is set in stone. Even after a full draft class and wave of undrafted free agent signings, the Packers are still looking to add to their roster.

One player to keep an eye on is quarterback Jacob Eason. A fourth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2020 NFL Draft, Eason has been present at the rookie minicamp this week on a tryout basis, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

Eason has made two appearances in regular season games; once in 2021 with the Colts and again in 2022 with the Carolina Panthers. He has completed 5-of-10 passes for 84 yards and two interceptions in those limited appearances.

A five-star recruit in high school, Eason began his collegiate career at Georgia. But an injury opened the door for Jake Fromm to take over, which led to Eason transferring to Washington. He found success in the greater northwest, performing at a high enough level to get drafted in 2020.

Eason has bounced around the league since and will be looking to latch on somewhere else for the offseason. In 2023, he spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Panthers and New York Giants on their practice squads.

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