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The Green Bay Packers realized just how quickly a season can turn without a solid backup quarterback during the 2013 season. You can be sure that GM Ted Thompson won't let that happen again.
While the Packers currently have two quarterbacks signed through next season (Aaron Rodgers and Scott Tolzien), they could use another one on the depth chart. They best way for them to do that, like they've done in years past, is to draft a late-round quarterback.
The East-West Shrine game has a number of intriguing quarterback prospects that could be available in the later rounds. The top two quarterbacks during practices were Jimmy Garoppolo from Eastern Illinois and Jeff Mathews of Cornell according to Bleacher Report's own Michael Schottey.
However, one name that could surprise some is former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch. While many have talked about Lynch needing to switch positions to get into the NFL, that might not be the case anymore.
Lynch improved throughout the week to where he was displaying great touch in the final practice. He'd certainly need a ton of work, but he'd almost certainly be available in the seventh round and the Packers are one of the better teams in the league at developing quarterbacks.
Green Bay isn't necessarily looking for a backup quarterback because that job belongs to Tolzien as of right now. However, they need someone they can groom and trust should the quarterback position get decimated by injuries again.