GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brian Gutekunst was in the draft room in 2005. That’s the year his predecessor, Ted Thompson, used his first-round pick on Aaron Rodgers even though the Packers had Brett Favre at quarterback.
Rodgers was the potential No 1 overall pick who tumbled all the way to No. 24.
“I remember getting up to get another Diet Coke and I asked Ted if he needed anything,” Gutekunst, the team's Southeast region scout at the time, recalled on Friday. “We all knew he was taking the quarterback if he got there.