The Green Bay Packers are planning on meeting with incoming rookie quarterback Sean Clifford, according to reports. The 24-year-old Clifford, who played college football at Penn State University, is expected to be a Day 3 pick.
According to a report from ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers host Clifford for a top 30 visit on Tuesday.
During his six-season-long college career, Clifford was Penn State’s starter for four years and compiled a record of 32-14. In those four years, Clifford completed 61% of his passes for 10,661 yards, 86 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions. In his final game for the Nittany Lions, Clifford was named MVP of the 2023 Rose Bowl.
Ultimately, Clifford finished his college career as Penn State’s all-time leader in a variety of passing categories such as completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns
The fact that the Packers are looking to bolster their quarterback depth chart suggests that the franchise is getting their ducks in a row for an impending Aaron Rodgers trade, which has now dragged into April despite the fact that he clearly wants to move on and they clearly want him out of town.
News that the Packers are hosting Clifford for a visit comes just a few days after New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas brazenly confirmed that Rodgers is “gonna be here eventually.”
With the NFL Draft just a few weeks away, it would be in the best interest of both the Jets and the Packers to get a deal done before then. The NFL Draft will be held from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29 outside Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.
Currently, in the first two rounds of the draft, the Jets own the 13th, 42nd, and 43rd overall picks. As for the Packers, they have the 15th and 45th picks.
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