Packers chief tells shareholders that NFL draft is ‘likely’ for Green Bay

Green Bay – Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy has not guaranteed Green Bay’s NFL Draft At the annual shareholder meeting on Monday, but he walked right on top of it.

He said Green Bay will likely host the draft in 2025 or 2027.

“We’ll look hard,” Murphy said in his post-meeting press conference. It wasn’t a guarantee, but he said he was confident. “We were close to the others, too.”

Green Bay has been looking to host the draft for several years. It can bring hundreds of thousands of football fans to Northeast Wisconsin. The organization had high hopes in 2024, But the NFL chose Detroit. The Packers will not attempt to draft in 2026 because it is scheduled to host the University of Wisconsin-Notre Dame football game that year.

More than 8,000 people attended the annual Green Bay Packers Shareholders' Meeting at Lambeau Field on July 25, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Other than that, the meeting was a very casual affair, a return to normal after two years affected by COVID. General Manager Brian Gutekunst reviewed the team’s roster and recounted the major events of the past year, and Murphy had a few things to say about the football side of the process before working through his slate of community interactions and building projects.

“I want to make a special mention of Davante Adams,” Murphy said. “He’s as good a person as you’ll ever see.”