Oop. Sorrey there. Had to click bait your guys with the headline a little bit, but the Packers actually did try to make a move at the deadline, and it was a little unsettling.
Source: CBS Sports:
But first there’s this: apparently the Packers tried to steal Hoyer away, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
That angle is fascinating, because the Packers have previously explained very loudly and very clearly that they are perfectly fine with Brett Hundley, their backup for the last three years, filling in for Aaron Rodgers, who.
Our Packers going out and trying to get a quarterback at the deadline is the most opposite, unimaginable, anti-Ted Thompson move any loyal Packer faithful could ever imagine. I have to say I was dumbfounded and at a loss for words when I saw the headline that the Packers tried to sign a quarterback. Not necessarily that it was a bad thing to do with a back-up starting and D3 hero Joe Callahan on the roster, but so surprising knowing the Packer’s front office experiences about as much excitement as a nursing home during bingo night…mild fun but the same old fun every week. Then I saw it was Brain Hoyer, the least exciting
QB player to ever step foot on the NFL gridiron, and everything made sense again. To even further prove that Teddy T is still his old self, he didn’t even get a deal done either, letting Hoyer go back to the Patriots who drafted him. I’m not a betting man, but I would bet that Ted Thompson only gambles on -1000 lines with no more than $5 at a time.
However, there’s something to be said about the Packers still attempting to go get a QB, especially Brian Hoyer. Maybe they thought he would be cheap and a better option than Joe in case Hundley goes down, which would make sense. But maybe, they thought Brian could come in and manage better than Hundley, which is a very scary thought. I hope its the prior, and I hope Hundley can prove it this week.
P.S. Who has two thumbs up and their definition of a crazy Saturday night is a 5 hour game of monopoly with the wife and kids, while drinking not one but two O’Douls.