OK, maybe it’s not possible to have a quarterback controversy over the third quarterback job. Nevertheless, with two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers as the Green Bay Packers’ starter and Brett Hundley set as the primary backup for another year, the only true competition there is between Joe Callahan and rookie Taysom Hill. Both played well in last week’s preseason-opening win over the Philadelphia Eagles, with Callahan completing 10 of 16 passes for 103 yards (81.0 rating) and Hill going 4 for 5 for 69 yards and a touchdown during the fourth quarter to register a perfect 158.3 rating
“I thought they played well. I thought there were a lot of good things,” Rodgers said. “They did a really nice job – a lot of good film for those guys. We’ll see what happens this week (as far as) playing time for them but they’ve done a nice job the entire camp progressing and getting better every week.”
Callahan, who was the surprise of camp last year as a little-known undrafted rookie, has worked all camp long ahead of Hill, an undrafted rookie from BYU after a star-crossed injury-plagued career with the Cougars. But the competition is legit, and both figure to see action again against the Redskins, even if Rodgers plays a series.
“I never wanted to be just the fun story. As neat of a story as it is, I definitely feel like I improved in the offseason,” Callahan said. “Every year they’re bringing in people to take your job and ever rep you’re competing. Taysom had a real good game. Everyone’s aware that it’s constant competition and everyone’s fighting for a job.”