Graham Harrell

Not good. That’s what kind of comparison that is. According to Pro Football Weekly, a Green Bay Packers team insider says backup quarterback Graham Harrell reminds too many people of Caleb Hanie.

“The coaches like him,” one team insider said of Harrell, who is likely to see considerable action in the Packers’ preseason finale. “But he still reminds too many people of Caleb Hanie.”

Who the hell is Caleb Hanie?


For those of you who haven’t kept up on the illustrious career of Hanie, he was the Chicago Bears backup quarterback last season. After almost leading the Bears to a victory in the 2011 NFC Championship game when starter Jay Cutler hurt his vagina and backup Todd Collins hurt something else, Hanie was handed the backup job last season.

Cutler went down in week 11 last season and the Bears were in playoff contention. With Hanie at the helm, they quickly fell out of contention, losing all four of his starts. In those four games, Hanie managed to chuck nine picks against only three touchdowns. The Bears scored 20, 3, 10 and 14 points in those games.

Hanie signed with Denver in the offseason.

So, if anyone with the Packers thinks Harrell is another Hanie, then they better run him out of town now. If Aaron Rodgers goes down, the Packers playoff chances would probably go up in smoke if Harrell is anything like the Bears former backup.