23. Green Bay Packers (22) (Play Monday Night)
Now that he’s had two solid weeks to work with the first-team offense, it’s going to be tough for the Green Bay Packers to defend Brett Hundley if the struggles continue under center for the quarterback. Obviously, replacing a quarterback who plays at a high level like Aaron Rodgers is never easy to replace, but when looking at the weapons the Packers have on offense, it’s time for Hundley to finally step it up.
What made the injury surrounding Rodgers so difficult to deal with is when everything went down, Green Bay still had a decent shot of earning one of the playoff spots in the NFC. But with the Minnesota Vikings taking advantage of the situation as the new favorites to win the NFC North, the Packers will be fighting for their playoff lives over the next few weeks, and whether Mike McCarthy’s team is going to compete will fall on the shoulders of Hundley.
Luckily for the former UCLA star, Hundley will hopefully benefit from the trio of receivers he has to work with led by Jordy Nelson. And when seeing how motivated the Lions’ defense is going to be when it comes to defeating their NFC North rivals, Nelson and the rest of the receiving corps will have quite the work cut out for them on Monday night, especially if they want to boost Hundley’s confidence level.