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One of Top Quarterbacks Interests Packers

Growing up, Jacob Eason liked watching a Green Bay Packers legend.

“A guy like Brett Favre, a guy like Peyton Manning, teams I watched play on Sundays, were big inspirations in the way they play the game,” the University of Washington quarterback said last week at the Scouting Combine. “Their toughness, their competitiveness, those are guys I model my game after.”

According to a source, the Packers used one of their 45 formal interviews with Eason at the Scouting Combine. That’s hardly a surprise. Eason’s a junior, so there were no getting-to-know-you opportunities at all-star games. Still, for a team looking to make a push to get past San Francisco and back to the Super Bowl for the first time in a decade, it’s noteworthy because Eason figures to be selected in the first two or three rounds of this year’s draft.

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