The Green Bay Packers recently brought back veteran backup quarterback Matt Flynn on an undisclosed deal, but they are still looking to add another quarterback to the three-man group of Aaron Rodgers, Flynn, and Scott Tolzien. All three of them have well-defined roles on the team, and both of the backups bring some level of value to the club. But the Packers want to exercise their QB development muscles by pulling someone late in this year’s draft or in undrafted free agency, as they still have the coaching talent and ability to develop QBs as an organization without Ben McAdoo.
ESPN NFL Nation’s Rob Demovsky reports that the Packers worked out North Dakota State Bison quarterback Brock Jensen earlier this week, and it will be interesting to see if they target him in the late-round of this year’s draft or as a priority UDFA. Jensen has some developmental upside, but he’s a deeper kind of prospect and seems like a Flynn or Tolzien-type project. That’s not bad for a fourth quarterback on the roster at that price, but the Packers might also want to get more bang for the buck out of the 4th QB. The good thing is that Jensen would be an easy practice squad stash, and they could get him on the dirt cheap if they like him
At this point in time, the Cincinnati Bengals seem to have the most interest in Jensen, and they are also in the market for QBs to develop behind Andy Dalton. I think the Bengals should go for somebody better like Aaron Murray, but they could be high on Jensen. I think the Packers strategy at quarterback will be interesting to watch, because they don’t need to try to develop someone despite their preference to do this. I wonder if this is further indication that Flynn only signed a one-year deal with the Packers, because I haven’t read any official details of the contract yet.