Packers Seem To Have a QB Controversy Brewing

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Taysom Hill

Definitely not at the top of the depth chart. No. 1 and No. 2 are locked in as long as Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley are upright.

You have to like what undrafted rookie Taysom Hill has been doing, though. He was 4-of-5 for 69 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. He also ran for 14 yards, which kind of pathetically tied him for the most rushing yards by a Packer in that game.

Then there was the 6-of-11 for 49 yards against Washington. More importantly, there were the team-high 38 yards rushing and the game-winning TD.

The guy is pretty dynamic.

And yes, he’s doing it against scrubs, but it’s hard not to think there’s something there.

That brings us to our boy Joe Callahan. As the de facto starting quarterback during the 2016 preseason, Callahan was surprisingly good. He was solid against Philadelphia, finishing 10-of-16 for a team high 103 yards.

He only got the opportunity to throw three passes against Washington. Of course, the sieve-like offensive line didn’t help that situation.

That being the case, we know Joe Callahan can play in this league.

That leaves the Packers with a choice. Forget about the third quarterback and cut both guys. Keep Callahan and continue to groom him, while hoping Hill gets through to the practice squad. Go with the athletic guy and let Callahan find work elsewhere.

Or, how about this one?

The Packers thought about trading Brett Hundely during the draft. Trade him now to some QB-needy team and keep both Callahan and Hill.

Is there actually a QB-needy team out there who would bring in a new guy at this point? Likely only if an injury hit. See Jay Cutler in Miami.

But the Packers suddenly seem to have plenty of nice quarterbacks. It certainly is a far cry from the B.J. Coleman, Graham Harrell days.

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4 Comments on "Packers Seem To Have a QB Controversy Brewing"

  1. Kato

    No way Hill makes it to the practice squad. Hill has more upside I think than Callahan. Especially with the recent success of mobile QBs. His development as a passer and being able to make throws down the field under pressure will be an interesting thing to monitor

    • MJ

      Yep. That will force the Packers to keep a third QB on the 53 roster. For that, my choice is Hill. Of course, trading Hundley would be even better.

  2. PF4L

    Taysom Fucking Hill….that boy got him some Brett Favre in him. He’s fun to watch. Too bad he has injury history and is already 27.

    Happy 27th Wed. Rock on.

  3. Deepsky

    If a team were serious about having a backup quarterback that can win, they would have a running QB. That’s just my opinion.

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