Green Bay not selected for ’24 draft – missed chance of league.
We were also disappointed that Green Bay was not awarded the 2024 draft, Brett. However, the league was impressed with our proposal and I am confident we will host a draft in 2025 or 2027 (we did not bid on the 2026 draft because we are hosting the Wisconsin-Notre Dame match that year). I do not mean to take anything away from Detroit. I know they will do an excellent job of hosting the draft and were well deserved for the election. Hosting the NFL Draft will be a huge blessing to the Green Bay economy and will also highlight the great history and tradition of the Packers and Lambeau Fields. Titletown and the new Resch Expo will also be key components in our draft.
What the hell are you and your sidekick doing? Are you not looking for an established WR? You do not deserve to win a Super Bowl. Get rid of the WR corps. You threw Rodgers with his weapon. Having been a Packer fan since 1965, it’s a slap in the face. All Packer fans who bought stocks and supported this team all those years and you will not spend the money on either retaining or getting elite players. I hope you get fired soon.
Thanks for sharing your opinion, Mike. The decision to trade Davante Adams was extremely difficult. He is not only a great player, but also an amazing person who has done so much for the organization both on and off the field over the years. It was clear to us that he did not want to play at the franchise brand and that he wanted to play in Las Vegas to be closer to home. In the end, I think we created a situation that was good for Davante and the organization. I know you’re worried about our wide receiver position, but we have almost six months left before we play our first game. With four selections in the first two rounds, we have the draft capital to either swap for a veteran recipient or draft one or more top quality recipients. I am convinced that our wide receiver space will look very different in September than it does now.
I’ve noticed that the Packers will have two compensatory draft picks in the upcoming 2022 draft; Are these draft choices the result of losing players or coaches? If players, are teams then assigned draft picks to lose coaches?
Yes, Peter, we are receiving two compensatory elections this year – one in the fourth round and one in the seventh. They are both up for losing players (Corey Linsley – 4th round and Jamaal Williams – 7th round). With the Adams deal, we will have a total of 11 picks in this year’s draft. This year, for the first time, the league will hand out compensatory choices to teams that had minority coaches leave to become head coaches or coordinators on other teams. The choices are to reward teams for developing minority coaches.
Stephen from Palos Park, IL
What research is Brian Gutekunst doing to decide when it’s Packers’ turn in the draft of who he will choose to draft? I’m sure he has scouts who give him their opinion on players who are still available in the draft, but what about weeks before the draft he still has to talk to scouts even though there is no way any of them can possibly. know who will still be available when it’s time for Packer’s turn in the draft?
Good question, Stephen, and timely as the draft comes later this month. Preparing for the draft is really a years-long process. Our regional scouts are on the move all year round and participate in games, exercises and professional days. Like Ted Thompson, Brian Gutekunst is often on the go, visiting high schools. I think some of the best information we get about potential draft picks comes from Brian’s (and his scouts’) discussions with college coaches. In the final weeks before the draft, Brian and his staff spend countless hours ranking all the potential draftees and trying to predict which players will be available when we pick. It is a fascinating process, but not an exact science. We have over the years been very lucky to have more hits than misses in the draft.
George from North Mankato, MN
I have a few questions about the challenges of playing a game abroad for the first time in franchise history. How does the team plan to award tickets that it will receive for the match in London? Should the team secure passports for all players and staff taking the trip? How are travel accommodations decided and what does the itinerary look like? Will there be opportunities for fan interactions with players, alumni and staff on this tour? What sightseeing or other tourist attractions will the team be able to enjoy on the visit? Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to ensure the success and success of the Packers community on the field.
As I mentioned in the column last month, George, we are very excited to be playing in London. I appreciate your questions. I have been asked by many people how to buy tickets for the match. Unfortunately, we receive a limited number of tickets for the match and will use these for players, coaches, staff and a limited number of season ticket holders. I would encourage people who want to buy tickets to contact On Location. We will help secure passports for all players and staff who do not already have them. We are still working on our travel arrangements, but we will probably take a larger charter than usual on Thursday night and return on Sunday after the match. We’ll have a Packers Everywhere pep rally, probably on Saturday. Players and others on the tour will have the opportunity to see some of London’s landmarks, but we must remember that this is a business trip and the main goal is to get back to Green Bay with a victory.