Next Man Up: Brett Hundley
For all of those Packers fans out there, I am with you. When Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings, my aspirations of the Packers reaching the Super Bowl, winning the NFC North, and having a possible MVP season with Aaron Rodgers flashed before my eyes. After watching the rest of the game with Brett Hundley in at quarterback, my hope definitely wavered a little bit. But, before all of us Packers fans lose hope and say that this season is a lost season, lets just hold up a little bit. Now I understand, every news source out there doesn’t really give us a chance at making the playoffs, or winning the NFC North without Aaron Rodgers. Without Aaron, it’s going to be a lot harder, but let’s not forget, the Packers have had to do this before in 2013, and with a little bit of luck and timely wins, were able to win the NFC North. Now once upon a time, Aaron Rodgers backed up another quarterback with the name Brett, who was a pretty damn good quarterback. Just like Hundley has done behind Rodgers, Aaron backed up Brett Favre for three years before becoming the starting quarterback. So even though an injury is the reason why Hundley is starting now, he is in the same boat as Aaron Rodgers once was, and look how Aaron Rodgers has turned out, the GOA. Being behind Aaron for three years, Hundley has definitely became a better quarterback, and head coach Mike McCarthy has a track record of grooming quarterbacks, like Matt Hasselbeck with the Packers, Aaron Brooks with the Saints, and you could even say Alex Smith with the 49ers. Mike McCarthy knows what he is doing, and he is definitely going to simplify the game plan for Brett Hundley. Brett isn’t going to have the same type of control as Aaron had running the offense, but that doesn’t mean our offense can’t be successful. Even though Brett has never started in a regular season game, I really love his moxy. As Brett Hundley said to reporters,” I’ve been doing this my whole life,” “Aaron’s a Hall of Famer, and I want to be a Hall of Famer one day. I will lead this team. We’re all going to have fun, we’re all going to go out there and play football. It’s still football at the end of the day, and our goals are still in front of us.” Like, who doesn’t love that?! Hundley deserves to be this confident and he isn’t just saying this because it’s the right thing to say. Hundley has succeeded wherever he has been. At UCLA, when he became the starting quarterback against Rice, his first play at quarterback resulted in a 72 yard TD run. He then led UCLA to 3 straight nine plus win seasons. Even though us Packer fans have been spoiled with longevity at quarterback, there’s no need to panic, because Brett Hundley is going to do just fine, and the Packers are going to find a way to win the North! This Sunday, with a weeks worth of preparation, Hundley is going to have a coming out performance like Dak Prescott did against the Giants last year, and is going to solidify his hold as a very good starting NFL quarterback, and get the Packers a 1st round draft pick next year because the Jets, Browns, 49ers, or some other crappy team that really needs a quarterback is going to trade for him. Packers will get the dub this week against the Saints, 31-21, and Hundley is going to throw for 335 yards and 3 TD’s. GO PACK GO!