The Green Bay Packers are going into the NFL Draft without Aaron Rodgers for the first time in almost 20 years, and reports about what they plan to do are surprising.
When the 2023 NFL Draft starts on Thursday night, things will feel very different in Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers is now on the New York Jets, so the Packers have to pick Jordan Love, a young quarterback who hasn't proven himself yet, instead of a future Hall of Famer.
Many fans and experts have joked that the Packers might take a not-so-subtle shot at their now-former quarterback by picking a pass-catcher in the first round of the 2023 draft.
In this area, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and the best tight ends in the class, Michael Mayer and Dalton Kincaid, have been talked about a lot.
And that could be the plan for who Green Bay picks in the first round, but not before they make a trade.
SI NFL insider Albert Breer says that the Packers are one of the teams looking to trade down in the first round. This is because Mayer or Kincaid would be too expensive for the 13th overall pick, and the Packers moved up two places when they traded for Rodgers.