Despite four turnovers in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Green Bay Packers are sticking with Brett Hundley at quarterback.
Much to the surprise no one.
“Brett Hundley’s our starter,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “I believe in Brett Hundley. It didn’t go very well, obviously. We understand the standard that’s been set here. We’re all part of it. Brett Hundley’s part of that, too. So we’ll burn the tape.
“It’s unfortunate because of the way the team practiced this week. You like to see the team have success when they do so well in practice. Felt great coming here [Sunday]. Felt great coming off the practice field [Saturday]. Our defense took a step [Sunday]. They improved. We won a game in Chicago and also improved as a football team. We took a big step backwards on offense [Sunday]. It is because we didn’t take care of the football.”
That last comment is stating the obvious.
At this point, the Packers only real option to replace Hundley would be second-year undrafted free agent Joe Callahan.
Callahan looked good during the 2016 preseason, but didn’t look as good during the 2017 preseason. He’s never taken a regular season snap.
Obviously, the Packers are sticking with Hundley unless he gets hurt.
And sure, someone will surely say Colin Kaepernick. How long will it take him to pick up the offense (or for the Packers to tailor it to his strengths)?
There still is a chance, albeit a dwindling one, that the Packers can make the playoffs. The guy who has been in the system and has been running the offense these past several weeks is the Packers’ best shot.
Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Steelers are up next. Everyone expects Hundley to be better. He can’t be much worse.
But most of us looking in don’t expect the end result to be much different for the Packers next Sunday.