The battle for the backup quarterback position commenced with Brett Hundley, DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle all showing positive signs of development. Hundley kicked things off with a touchdown drive and Kizer got all the way to to the Tennessee 4-hard line before missing a couple fade passes to force Green Bay to kick a field goal.
Boyle then came in and showed potential to be a solid third quarterback who will more than likely end up on the practice squad. This would mean Hundley and Kizer are battling for one spot and after one game, it would be safe to say that battle is pretty much a stalemate so far.
You can read more on the backup quarterbacks and why Marquez Valdes-Scantling needed some encouragement in today’s cheese curds.
While they were facing fairly vanilla defenses, the three quarterbacks played well and completed deep passes which was an issue without Aaron Rodgers last year.
The rookie wideouts made their NFL debuts last night and it was Valdes-Scantling who made the biggest impression with five catches, 101 yards and a touchdown.
He needed a reminder about a Lambeau Leap though after he scored.
Byron Bell and Kyle Murphy left a lot to be desired with Murphy giving up a strip sack and Bell giving up a hit that caused an interception and also committing two penalties.
If David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga miss any length of time, Rodgers might be running for his life more than he wants to if the Packers can’t find some quality depth.
Besides Nick Perry and Clay Matthews, there isn’t much to the Packers’ pass rush at the moment. Gilbert was mentioned as someone who could play a role and he made his case last night. He didn’t record a sack, but he put some pressure on Marcus Mariota and overall was just disruptive.