Is Thompson to Blame For The Backup Quarterback Situation

The Packers are in a two game losing streak. Two weeks in a row they have lost their starting quarterback. This week Scott Tolzein will be the starter. Matt Flynn will be the backup. Not what Packer fans expected would happen this season.

BJ Coleman, Graham Harrell, Matt Flynn, Brian Brohm, all failures as backup quarter backs. Except Matt Flynn who failed at the Seahawks, Raiders, and Bills. Joe Philbin when he took the head coaching job at Miami didn’t even want Flynn. Philbin spent years with Flynn, and he even was there when Flynn has his record setting performance against Detroit at Lambeau.

Why are the Packers having some much trouble in finding a backup quarterback? The NFL cannot protect the quarterbacks any more than already are. Unless the NFL wraps quarterbacks in bubble wrap. Eventually, Rodgers will get hurt again. When that time happens will the Packers have a decent backup quarterback? Is it Thompson’s fault he cannot draft a backup quarterback? Or is it McCarthy’s fault he cannot develop the quarterbacks Thompson has drafted?

It’s hard enough to draft a franchise quarterback. Thompson did an excellent job drafting Rodgers. Rodgers was a backup to Favre. Not bad draft choice. So why has been it’s been so hard lately? I’m guessing it’s because there are so few quarterbacks in college that could play in the league. Look at this year, Manzell, Bridgewater, McCarren, Mariotta, Petty all quarterbacks on Heisman trophy watch. All these quarterbacks NFL ready?

Thompson is supposed to be a draft and develop guru. His latest quarterback drafts have been sketchy at best. If it’s not Thompson fault, then McCarthy is not able to develop a backup quarterback. McCarthy has made Rodgers into an elite quarterback. Why can’t he do it with a backup quarterback?

I’m not sure what the answer is and who is the blame for not finding a decent backup quarterback. In the NFL you better have a decent backup or you could wind up in the situation the Packers are in. A season of promise that could be over in an instant.


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