Packers: Can Brett Hundley be a viable Plan B?

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 10: Brett Hundley
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 10: Brett Hundley /
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Blaine Gabbert

Here’s a name people often scoff at given how he was once severely overdrafted by the Jaguars during the dark days of the AFC South organization that saw former GM Gene Smith bungle more than his share of high draft choices.

Gabbert, much like many raw passers who teams invest a high pick on, wasn’t ready to be thrust into the starting lineup as soon as he was and predictably crumbled with a subpar cast around him.

But give the Missouri native credit for persevering in his other stops in San Francisco and Arizona, where he’s developed a newfound toughness to stand tall in the pocket and keep battling even when he’s getting beaten to a pulp like a carboard piñata at a backyard birthday.

With experience, Gabbert has gained confidence and at 28 years old, he now shows the ability to consistently to go through his progressions and make the right decision. The Cardinals were so impressed by him that they’re reportedly pondering an extension offer for the seventh-year veteran.

One of the issues that continues to bedevil the well-traveled journeyman is that his balls continue to sail on him every now and then, which is a tendency that he shares with Hundley, who has been known to miss a throw or two.

So, we all recognize that the free agent blonde bomber will never be anyone’s idea of a long-term solution behind center, but Gabbert has the knowledge and moxie to get the Packers through a multi-game stretch if the need arises.