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Former Packers QB Brian Brohm Re-Signs with CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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Former Packers QB Brian Brohm Re-Signs with CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brian Brohm re-signed with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Brohm, who was a second round draft pick of the Packers in 2008, returns to Winnipeg as a backup quarterback, the same role he played last season.

The general manager of the Blue Bombers commented on Brohm on the team's official website:

“Continuity, rhythm and familiarity are all very important at the quarterback position,” said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. “Brian continues to grow as a quarterback in our league, he is very well respected in our locker room, and most importantly, he’s trusted to go in and succeed when called upon. We are very pleased to have him remain with our organization.”

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RCPackerFan's picture

Thompson's worst draft pick.

He can't even start in the CFL. That is how bad of a pick that was.

The funny thing is going back and listening to Merrill Hodge saying that he will be better then Rodgers. He was just a little off on that one.

Packer_Pete's picture

At the time a lot of people thought this was a great pick, including me. I was excited about the pick, as I had seen him play in college. Given his family background, I didn't think one could go wrong.

I also distinctly remember watching training camp that season. When the QBs did their little competition, trying to throw the ball as far as possible, and then trying to throw the ball into the little nets, it was abundantly clear that Brohm had a very good arm. He could throw about 5 - 10 yards further than Rodgers. Flynn (7th rounder 2008) was about 10 - 15 yards behind Rodgers all the time. So it never was a question of arm strength. He just wasn't accurate enough, and I don't think he ultimately had the work ethic or maturity at the time to succeed. But he clearly had the talent.

For me, the following high draft picks were just as bad, if not worse:
Justin Harrell
Aaron Rouse
Alex Green
Jerel Worthy

I don't even list Sherrod since he had bad injuries (and not an injury history as Harrell), but among those above, I'd say Jerel Worthy was the worst draft pick TT made.

Packer_Pete's picture

Oh I know exactly who I was watching. that was the year they drafted 2 QBs with Brohm and Flynn, and most questioned why Ted took Flynn after drafting Brohm. Most were happy with the Brohm pick initially. Below is also his pre-draft scouting report, specifically mentioning his strong arm. Not only do I remember his arm from college games (Harry Douglas was his main WR at Louisville, he ended up with the Falcons), but also from training camp. the one with the terrible arm in camp was Flynn, but he was way more accurate than Brohm and hence he ended up with the Packers for the long term.
In fact I remember the Orange Bowl game against Wake Forest. After that one, everyone thought he'd declare for the draft and would be a 1st rounder, but he returned to college despite having a new coach. Cost him quite a bit of money...
But no, the one and only strength was his strong arm.

"Pros: Strong arm can make all the throws. Throws a very accurate, catchable pass with good zip. Throws the deep ball very well. Reads a defense very well. Great leadership skills. Can run a little bit if the play isn't there. Capable of hitting 10-12 passes in a row with his accuracy. will be very good in the 2 minute game and in the spread sets.
Cons: Doesn't possess great pocket presence. Played in a pass friendly offense. Has Taken most of his reps from the shot-gun. Will need to work on 5 and 7 step drops. Doesn't posses much play-action ability. Throws int's in bunches. Throw a costly interception against uconn, that no senior qb should have thrown. Has had injury problems in the past, broken hand and a torn ACL."

RCPackerFan's picture

For me the worst is Brohm. He was absolutely terrible. He was beat out by a 7th round pick. And like I mentioned earlier, he is a backup in the CFL. Couldn't even make it in the league as a backup.

After that I would put Worthy as his 2nd worst pick. When a 2nd round pick doesn't even make it through his rookie contract. its basically a wasted pick.

I would put Harrell #3 on the list. I have a hard time considering an injured player a bust. But I put Harrell #3 because he was a player that was injured in college and should have been a red flag.

barutanseijin's picture

Even when Sherrod was healthy his blocking was on the Lane Taylor/Richard Rodgers level. Marshall Newhouse was all pro compared to Sherrod. Harrell was a better pick.

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