Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers
Backup: Brett Hundley
No change here. Aaron Rodgers will continue to be the man as long as he’s healthy. He is returning from minor knee surgery in January, but won’t have any limitations in the Packers’ offseason program.
For the Packers to return to the Super Bowl, they will need their quarterback to play close to his two-time league MVP-winning best. With better protection and overall play from his supporting cast, there’s good reason to believe his down year in 2015 was simply an anomaly. A “bad” season for Rodgers was 3,821 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and just eight picks with a passer rating of 92.7.
The big change on the depth chart is with the promotion of Brett Hundley. Hundley was the third-string quarterback as a rookie, but his development has impressed the Packers, who were happy to let Scott Tolzien walk in free agency. The fifth-round draft choice from a year ago impressed in preseason and has come a long way since then according to the coaches.
Should Rodgers go down for any length of time, the Packers need a quarterback capable of winning a few games and steadying the ship. Hundley might be able to do that.
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