4. Quarterback competition continues
The longer it goes on, the more it feels like the Packers will keep three quarterbacks.
Brett Hundley was impressive against Tennessee. Hundley completed nine of 14 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown with one interception, although the pick was unfortunate. Hundley looked in good rhythm and made some excellent plays, including a perfect 48-yard pass to Davante Adams.
DeShone Kizer — who the Packers traded for earlier this offseason — put together a solid performance, but he didn’t look as comfortable as Hundley. Kizer did show his rushing ability, carrying three times for 18 yards.
Tim Boyle, too, was impressive, throwing for 130 yards and two touchdowns. But it’s worth noting he was playing against defenders much lower on the depth chart. Still, it was a good performance, and he certainly deserves more opportunities in the upcoming games.
I have a hard time believing the Packers would cut Kizer, who they traded Damarious Randall for. But based on the opening preseason contest, Kizer isn’t clearly ahead of Hundley.
All three quarterbacks enter an important game against the Steelers. As noted earlier, it’s all about stacking success. Hundley, Kizer and Boyle all have the opportunity to do that on Thursday evening against Pittsburgh.
Right now, there’s a good chance the Packers keep two of these three quarterbacks behind Aaron Rodgers on the final roster.