Taysom Hill, Joe Callahan or Neither?
That’s the question the Green Bay Packers will have to ask themselves tomorrow. This final preseason game will be somewhat of a showcase for quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Joe Callahan, as they duke it out for the No. 3 quarterback job.
Who cares about the No. 3 quarterback, you say?
Well, the Packers certainly do if they believe Hill or Callahan can develop into a solid backup. Brett Hundley will enter the season as Aaron Rodgers’ backup, but Brett Hundley won’t be around much longer. They Packers already considered trading him during this year’s draft. They will most certainly move him during or before next year’s draft, prior to his rookie contract’s expiration.
At this point, it appears Hill has surpassed Callahan. The former is much more athletic and appears to have the tools to succeed at the NFL level. The latter showed he has the tools to succeed when got most of the reps with the No. 1 offense last preseason.
The Packers will not keep both players. They might not even keep either.
Much of this decision will come down to needs at other positions. Is a third quarterback a luxury the Packers can afford this season?
In that case, the Packers roll the dice. If they release both Callahan and Hill, they’re going to hope one of them makes it through to the practice squad.
Both players will have plenty of opportunities to state their case tonight.