Almost inevitably, some team late in the draft will want to fill out its quarterback depth chart. That hypothetical team may also have a veteran under center, but it might see a need developing down the road.
Said team would then scan the scraps available in the sixth and seventh rounds and decide which prospect presents the best opportunity to cash in a lottery ticket. That team will survey at all of the flawed options and select the quarterback who has shown the most sprinkles of potential.
Brewers: Pina missed his fourth consecutive game with right calf tightness but might play Monday. … Yelich (right oblique) needs to have consecutive days of good workouts before he is activated from the disabled list, Counsell said.
Mets: 1B Dominic Smith (right quadriceps) was recalled from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas, reinstated from 10-day DL and optioned to Las Vegas.
Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (1-1) is scheduled to pitch Monday against visiting Cincinnati and RHP Luis Castillo (0-2).
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (2-0, 3.06 ERA) is slated for Monday’s series opener against Washington, which plans to start RHP Jeremy Hellickson in his season debut.
Rodgers, 34, will presumably look for a contract that tops Cousins’ $28 million per year average and will likely want it to be heavily — if not fully — guaranteed, as well.
The Packers will have to take that kind of leap to secure the quarterback, despite the fact that he missed nine games during the 2017 season with a clavicle fracture and seven games in 2014 due to the same injury.
There’s not much reason for Rodgers to take anything less than the most lucrative deal in NFL history. And there’s reason for the Packers to be reluctant about taking such a risk.
It wouldn’t be unprecedented for the franchise to move on from Rodgers, despite his contributions to the team. A decade ago, the Packers did the same to Brett Favre — a future Hall of Famer who was a three-time MVP and led Green Bay to a Super Bowl victory.
The Kings were reeling from Neal’s goal when Karlsson converted Reilly Smith’s pass from the corner with a one-timer. Vegas needed it: Kopitar added a tipped goal with 2:04 to play, but the Kings couldn’t get the equalizer.