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Cheese Curds, 8/4: Hundley steps up, Dolphins’ Tannehill goes down

The Packers’ backup had a big performance in practice on the same day that an NFL starting QB went down with a major injury.

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As a rookie working through his first preseason in 2015, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley took the NFL by storm. He led the league that preseason in several passing statistics, giving Packers fans confidence in his ability to be a great backup to Aaron Rodgers.

Although he spent his rookie year as the 3rd QB behind Rodgers and Scott Tolzien, then saw last summer mostly become a waste due to injuries, Hundley is back this year and looking to prove that he deserves a shot to be an NFL starter someday. Of course, with Rodgers talking about playing into his 40s, that opportunity likely will not come about for Hundley in Green Bay.

Thus, the speculation of trading Hundley for draft assets, either this summer or after the season, will continue until either it happens or the 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone. However, with NFL teams desperate for quality quarterback play — and injuries starting to strike in training camp — perhaps there will be an opportunity for GM Ted Thompson to take some phone calls about Hundley this summer after all.

The latest QB injury to hit the league came yesterday, as Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a non-contact knee injury. Check out that in today’s quarterback-focused Curds, along with examinations of Hundley and his mentor.

Aaron Rodgers wants to be a Packer for life |
And why not? He's got a great thing going and a fan base that loves him. Here's hoping he makes it to 40 and beyond in Green and Gold.

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams worked out in Nebraska - ESPN
Keith Williams was Adams' wide receivers coach at Fresno State, but now he coaches the position for Mike Riley's Nebraska football team. That's why Adams ended up in Lincoln this offseason, working on the finer points of his trade in the heart of corn country.

Jeff Janis remains a ‘core player’ for Packers special teams | Packers Wire
Janis isn't a goner at this point - in fact, the "core player" words are Mike McCarthy's, and the head coach also said on Thursday that he has been "pleased" with the fourth-year receiver's play this summer.

Packers Camp Insider: Brett Hundley has his best showing |
By all accounts, Hundley was on the money all day on Thursday, hitting many different receivers with perfect passes. Here’s hoping he plays like that in the preseason games, which start next week.

Ryan Tannehill injury during Miami Dolphins training camp - The Phinsider
In a summer full of injuries, this one might be the most significant yet. Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an injury to his left knee on August 3 during the team’s training camp practice, and reports are still uncertain about whether he will miss the 2017 season.

Ryan Tannehill’s Injury: Who Will Be the Dolphins’ QB? |
Speaking of Hundley... *whispers* How about trading Brett Hundley to Miami for a 3rd-round pick and signing Colin Kaepernick as Aaron Rodgers' backup, maybe?