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preseason 2017

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.

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Joseph Bonham

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7 Comments

  1. Empacador August 31, 2017

    I predict they keep 4. Because that is exactly what nobody expects them to do!

    1. Kato August 31, 2017

      Fucking god please don’t say that.

    2. Kato August 31, 2017

      As PF4L would say “cue the circus music.”

  2. PF4L August 31, 2017

    Maybe they keep 4, IF the team is thinking they can trade Hundley sometime soon. Hoping their big “sell” job on Hundley can pay off big time with a nice juicy 5th round pick. Hundley had a nice td run, but other than that he was terrible tonight. Anyone notice the Packers were at the 10 inch line on 1st and goal, and they opted to run two pass plays? Are you kidding me…lol. The 2nd pass was completed for a td, and even that was a shitty throw.

    I thought Hill in the short time he had, looked more dynamic. they didn’t give him much of a look though, they ran the ball 12 times on the 1st series right after half time. That’s more than they ran the ball the whole first half.

    I’m probably in the minority, but i wouldn’t care if i never saw Hundley again, and i never had to hear Rich Gannon try to play salesman for the Packers.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK August 31, 2017

      Hundley has his good points. They were well hidden tonight. His throws were abysmal at times. He is a very serviceable backup with some upside, at this time however he is not as close as they want him to be as far as “starting material” . . . he is over-rated.

    2. Kato September 1, 2017

      His ceiling is Alex Smith at best

      1. PF4L September 1, 2017

        That boy has a ways to go to reach Alex Smith’s level. A start would be playing in an NFL game.