In relief of Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), Hundley completed 18 of 33 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions during Sunday's 23-10 loss at Minnesota. Afterward, head Mike McCarthy said, "Brett Hundley is my quarterback. Joe Callahan is the backup." The Packers were likely keen to see how Hundley would react to extended action in an actual NFL game, but the situation surrounding his appearance Sunday was less than ideal. Now, with Rodgers' season in the balance due to a broken right collarbone, Hundley is poised to be the starter for the foreseeable future. Hundley's first chance to lead the offense on the Packers' first possession arrives next Sunday against the Saints, who allowed a third 300-yard passer (Matthew Stafford) in five games in Week 6.
Hundley saw his first action of the season in Thursday's victory over the Bears and completed his lone pass attempt, but for no yardage. The Packers lost several key offensive players in Thursday's contest and had the game well in hand in the fourth quarter, so they decided to remove starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and let Hundley handle the team's final offensive possession of the night. Hundley has earned the Packers' trust in his third season, but the team clearly hopes he remains nothing more than a late-game fill-in.
Hundley completed 11 of 21 passes for for 99 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason victory over the Rams. He also added a 13-yard touchdown on the ground. Hundley's rate stats Thursday were not great, but he avoided turning the ball over for the third straight game and, most importantly, escaped the contest healthy. Hundley saw extensive action this preseason after being limited to one brief appearance last year due to an injury. He completed 63 percent of his passes (48-for-76) and strengthened his grip on the backup job behind starter Aaron Rodgers.
Hundley completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 186 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Broncos. He also added 14 yards and a touchdown on five carries in the game. Hundley was the only quarterback besides starter Aaron Rodgers to play in the third preseason contest, and he played well for the third outing in a row. The Packers have to be happy with what Hundley has shown during the exhibition season, and he figures to play sparingly -- if he takes the field at all -- in the team's preseason finale Thursday. He is set to open the regular season as the clear backup behind Rodgers.
Hundley completed eight of 15 passes for 90 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Eagles. Hundley watched Green Bay's offense fumble the ball and drop a couple passes during its first few possessions, but he responded by throwing a 20-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. With Aaron Rodgers rested for the night, Hundley played the entire first half and remained under center following intermission, but an interception on his first second-half snap ultimately ended his performance on a sour note. Hundley showed some promise despite the miscue, however, and he'll look to build on his success in the remaining preseason tilts.
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