Up-and-down day for Brett Hundley
Brett Hundley’s day wasn’t as bad as his numbers suggest, but it also wasn’t one to write home about. The third-year passer threw for just 87 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. He did showcase some of his rushing ability, though, adding 44 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Hundley’s 14-yard touchdown run was easily his best play of the afternoon. It’s now on Mike McCarthy to try and utilize his rushing ability more in the coming weeks.
With Hundley making his first NFL start just seven days after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, it’s tough to pin too much blame on him. He will get better in time. The upcoming bye week will help.
The play-calling on Sunday was conservative. McCarthy didn’t want Hundley to lose the game by making a mistake. But did this place a cap on his potential? Will McCarthy be willing to open up the playbook a little more with further time to prepare? Time will tell.
When Hundley was forced to take deep shots downfield, it didn’t end particularly well. His longest completion was for just 14 yards. He missed Jordy Nelson deep early on, and was picked off late in the game firing deep for Martellus Bennett. It was a difficult day for Hundley.