3. Backup quarterback
The fact the Green Bay Packers traded for DeShone Kizer this offseason gives him the advantage for the backup quarterback job this summer. But it’s not a guarantee. Brett Hundley will need to outplay Kizer to leapfrog him on the depth chart, but Kizer, too, needs to improve.
With OTAs and minicamp complete, Rob Demovsky of ESPN doesn’t believe either Kizer or Hundley has stood out:
"“A spring’s worth of individual workouts, OTA practices and an entire minicamp without Rodgers (who was excused from the final week of the offseason program) did little to convince anyone the Packers have a capable fill-in quarterback.”"
It’s fair to say the Packers can’t afford to lose Aaron Rodgers for any great length of time this year. Another broken collarbone could quickly derail the team’s playoff hopes, just as it did a season ago.
The backup job is very much up for grabs. Hundley at the very least has experience in Mike McCarthy’s offense. Kizer will need to prove himself this summer.
The former Cleveland Brown will be the frontrunner to win the No. 2 job at training camp. The Packers did trade for him after all. But Hundley will compete for the job, and both young quarterbacks need to play well.