What a week in Packerland. All week we have heard from nearly everyone but Aaron Rodgers on how Rodgers is feeling about the team drafting a quarterback in the first round. Until Rodgers actually speaks or there is a credible source, I will keep an open mind about that. We have a lot to get to, so lets start with the jersey numbers the rookies have been assigned.
Being a geek, I enjoy seeing which number the draft player gets every year. You never know, one of these numbers could be retired by the team one day.
- QB Jordan Love: No. 10
- RB A.J. Dillon: No. 28
- TE Josiah Deguara: No. 81
- LB Kamal Martin: No. 54
- OL Jon Runyan: No. 76
- C Jake Hanson: No. 67
- OL Simon Stepaniak: No. 72
- S Vernon Scott: No. 36
- OLB Jonathan Garvin: No. 53
Normally, the rookies would report the Green Bay the week after being drafted, receive their jersey numbers, gear, and the team would start their off-season program. But this off-season is different.
With the country in the midst of a pandemic, the NFL and its players association agreed to allow teams and players to have a virtual off-season program that consists of three consecutive week of classroom instructions and workouts via video conference.
The Packers kicked off things online this past Monday.
Per league rules, team classroom sessions and video workouts can each last no longer than two hours a day. Matt LaFleur and his coaching staff plan to quiz the players after each session to help keep their minds sharp. The team and coaches are thinking outside of the box to get the team prepared for the upcoming season.
In this current uncertain environment, the teams that can adapt during the off-season, are the teams that will succeed this season.
Go Pack Go!
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag