Have you ever been to Green Bay, Kiz? I have visited several times; it’s a very nice place if you like beer, brats and wearing a flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off at the shoulder. Now that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is engaged to talented actress and activist Shailene Woodley, he doesn’t want her living in Green Bay half the year.
Some tin-foil-hat fans theorize that Paton passed on Fields and every other QB in the 2021 draft class in order to keep Denver's options open relative to the ongoing Aaron Rodgers situation in Green Bay. However, NFL general managers are much more pragmatic than that. No GM, Paton included, is going to alter the course of a draft class in hopes that a legendary QB might, maybe, perhaps find his way into his team's lap.
The Denver Broncos selected Ohio State edge rusher Jonathon Cooper with pick 239 in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL draft. For as good as he was for the Buckeyes — a known leader and high-character stalwart — many draftniks wondered why he fell to Round 7. The answer: Cooper has a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW), per 9NEWS' Mike Klis, which NFL teams knew about heading into the draft.