I'm just amazed at how certain every poster here seems to be that Harrell is nothing special and not worth anything in trade.
My own confidence in Graham Harrell is based on comments Rodgers made to a friend of mine at the 19th hole of a charity golf event last year. Rodgers said no one on their team had any worries about him, and that Harrell was a total stud of a QB. Apparently, he was pretty emphatic about it, saying " really, just watch." Yeah, we all watched, and he had good moments and horrible moments. But, Rodgers' own confidence in him is good enough for me, for what it is worth.
Here are cumulative preseason stats for both Rodgers and Harrell in their first 3 years:
2005 - Aaron Rodgers - 20/37, 172 yards, 1 TDs, 2 INTs
2006 - Aaron Rodgers - 22/38, 323 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
2007 - Aaron Rodgers - 37/59, 382 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
2010 - Graham Harrell - 16/31, 166 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INT
2011 - Graham Harrell - 33/57, 287 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
2012 - Graham Harrell - 45/78, 484 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INT
So, all of this -quite definitive- commentary about Harrell's level of competency or lack thereof for the QB position is mostly based upon this very small sampling, which looks pretty close to what Aaron Rodgers did himself in his first 3 preseasons.
Here's what Rodgers had to say about Harrell in 2011:
"Among the people Harrell sought advice from was Rodgers, who suggested that Harrell stay in Green Bay.
“So happy, so happy,” Rodgers said. “There were some conversations yesterday about his situation. I think he has a bright future in this league. And with Matt's status up in the air about where he's going to be next year, I think Matt has played well enough to get some opportunities to be a starter in this league. When you've got a guy like Graham Harrell who's learned the position and done some really nice things, I think he has, definitely, the potential to be my backup and then a future starter in the league.”http://gnb.scout.com/2/1136748.html
Again, I'll take Rodgers' opinion on the matter, and I do think Harrell has value in trade.