The Packers are one of the lucky NFL teams that is absolutely set at the quarterback position. Quarterbacks can impact their team more than any other position or player in any sport. A quality starting QB will make a team a constant threat to make the playoffs while a poor quarterback will mire a team in mediocrity (here’s looking at you, Cleveland). Green Bay has been blessed to have Brett Favre (who’ll be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend) and Aaron Rodgers at the helm for over two decades. That being said, Aaron isn’t the only QB on the roster, so let’s delve into the current depth chart for Green Bay’s QBs.
- Aaron Rodgers
Aaron is a sure-fire hall of fame quarterback in the prime of his career. Packer fans are witnesses to greatness every time he takes the field. The two-time MVP and 11-year veteran has the best career quarterback rating (104.1) and the best touchdown-to-interception ratio (3.95) in NFL history and is the unquestioned leader of the Pack. Last season, he threw for 3,821 yards, 31 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in what was considered a down year. When stats like those are considered a down year, you know you’re doing something right. There’s little reason to think that Rodgers won’t return to his MVP form of two-years ago for the 2016 campaign.
- Brett Hundley
This season will be Hundley’s second in the NFL, and his first as the Packers’ primary backup at QB. He played lights out in last year’s preseason (129.6 QB rating, 69.2 percent completion percentage, seven touchdowns, one interception, 630 yards) and will likely see a lot of snaps this preseason. He didn’t suit up for a single game in his rookie season and will likely never be the starter for Green Bay (barring injury forcing him into the lineup), but Packer fans should be as confident in Hundley as they’ve ever been in a Packers’ backup QB in the Favre/Rodgers era.
- Joe Callahan
Of all the quarterbacks, Callahan is the biggest unknown. He’s an undrafted rookie out of Wesley college, a division three school in Delaware. He threw for 4,190 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in his final collegiate season, impressive numbers but against low quality competition. It’s a big jump from division three to the NFL, and most players in that position struggle mightily in the adjustment to the NFL. That being said, Callahan has impressed with the opportunities he’s been given. His start in the team’s first preseason game indicates that the staff has him over Williams, who’s bringing up the rear of the depth chart. He has the best chance at the practice squad, as the team looks to only keep two QBs on the active roster.
- Marquise Williams
As the final option for the Packers, Williams is playing for a spot on the practice squad in Green Bay. Undrafted out of UNC this year, Williams could prove to be quite the find, as far as fourth quarterbacks go. Last year, in his senior season for Carolina, Williams threw for 3,072 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, and he added 948 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He’s got prototypical size (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) and could prove helpful to the team as a skilled, competitive scout team quarterback, if he can beat out Callahan that is.