Detroit Lions Nearly Signed Aaron Rodgers’ Younger Brother

Nov 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Jordan Rodgers (11) passes against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores beat the Volunteers 41-18. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

The Detroit Lions added former Western Michigan quarterback Alex Carder to the mix as an undrafted free agent but it turns out he wasn’t the only quarterback they had their eyes on. The other was Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who went undrafted out of Vanderbilt.

Here is the scoop from Paul Ming of Fox Sports Wisconsin:

Jordan, who started 20 games at quarterback for Vanderbilt, had multiple offers on the table as an undrafted free agent last weekend. His decision of where to sign was ultimately between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions. Those were the two teams he and his agent felt presented the best opportunity for Jordan to make the roster as a rookie.

The job of an agent of a player who goes undrafted is to put that player in the best possible situation to make a team and the Rodgers camp apparently felt the Lions were one of the best options. The Lions return all three quarterbacks who were on the roster a year ago but this case shows at least one player and agent believes Kellen Moore is very beatable. Matthew Stafford isn’t going anywhere and Shaun Hill has proven himself to be one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league.

Moore had plenty of questions regarding his ability to play in the NFL as an undrafted free agent last year but held off a challenge from R.J. Archer to win a roster spot. Maybe the training camp battle between Moore and Alex Carder will be more intriguing than first believed.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Kellen Moore

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