Packers Morning Buzz: Quarterbacks don't win by themselves
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee or brew some tea and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s kickoff of our positional review series, where he takes a look at quarterback and what the future might hold for the position in Green Bay.
A year ago, the Green Bay Packers looked to have one of the best quarterback situations in the NFL.
Aaron Rodgers, still in the thick of his prime, was the biggest reason. But confidence extended beyond the starter line on their depth chart. In Brett Hundley, the Packers had a backup quarterback who was unproven, but possessed the size (6-3, 226), athleticism and pedigree to generate genuine excitement.
Hundley isn’t a mystery anymore. After waiting behind Rodgers for two full seasons, he got his opportunity in October. Starting nine games in 2017, most of that time while Rodgers recovered from a broken collarbone, Hundley produced enough film to introduce himself to the NFL.
That wasn’t exactly a good thing.
Hundley struggled as a starter, and as a result, the Packers' quarterback position doesn’t project the same depth it once did. When new general manager Brian Gutekunst spoke last month of young players not seizing their opportunities last season — “there will probably be new faces,” he said — Hundley’s future with the team appeared uncertain.
Nate Davis’ latest mock draft has the Packers taking a defensive back in the first round:
I chatted with readers late Tuesday afternoon via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, Elliot Harrison places the Packers at a surprising spot in his year-end power rankings:
Tim Brakes on wins and losses not being a quarterback stat:
The Packers Wire looks at the growing timeline since the Packers last won the Super Bowl:
Aaron Rodgers is playing golf again:
ACME Packing Company takes a look at the outside linebackers:
A former Packers tight end landed a new gig:
Paul Noonan compares Mike McCarthy to some of his contemporaries:
Several Packers check in on Pro Football Focus’ top 101 players list:
This is a really fun read:
Pretty incredible moment from the Super Bowl captured by NFL Films: