Brett Hundley is auditioning to play somewhere else in Packers preseason The Green Bay Packers already know what Brett Hundley looks like if pressed into duty as the starting quarterback in relief of an injured Aaron Rodgers. Three wins in nine tries plus more than half of the Vikings game in which Rodgers got hurt. Two ugly shutouts Jermaine Whitehead Jersey , no touchdown passes at home in five games, twice failing tobreak 100 yards passing, and five times unable to get to 200.Despite some moments of brilliance — several clutch plays and a number of quality scrambles — Hundley wasn’t good enough. It seems obvious in retrospect (if it wasn’t at the time), a veteran option would have been better. Is there any evidence Hundley would function materially different in this offense in 2018? Part of answer may lie in what happened during the offseason. In his first move as general manager, Brian Gutekunst unloaded former first-round pick Damarious Randall for DeShone Kizer, the Browns starting quarterback last season, and two pick swaps. Netting Kizer, one of the only long-term starters last season with uglier numbers than Hundley, shouldn’t necessarily be seen as the death knell for Hundley’s tenure in Green Bay, but it was close. From a pure talent standpoint, Kizer boasts a bigger frame and stronger arm, and at 22 years old likely possesses more upside. At the very least, he’s had less time to reach his potential. Hundley Womens Kevin King Jersey , a former fifth-round pick who struggles mightily with his processing and decision-making last season, should have been in position to succeed. He’d been in this system, played with these players under these coaches. At 25 years old, he’s been in the league long enough to know what it takes to study, practice, and perform. He’s a veteran. On the other hand, Kizer has more career starts and more experience game-planning as the starter. He’s clearly the more raw prospect,but he should be. Instead of declaring after his junior season, Kizer should have gone back to Notre Dame to polish his skills and play enough season with his Packers teammate Equanimeous St. Brown. Such a move likely would have helped the draft stock of each player. More to the point, the reason to keep Hundley over Kizer wouldn’t be based on talent or developmental upside. On that, Kizer earns a smooth victory. Hundley would be the preferred No. 2 simply because the Packers believe he’d play better than Kizer if Rodgers again went down for an extended period. Here’s the problem: we’ve already seen Hundley falter in that scenario. We don’t know the same is true of Kizer. Moreover, keeping a player the team knows can’t be relied upon as a starter ahead of a more talented player on the depth can stunt the growth of your developmental player. In other words, every rep Hundley takes is one Kizer isn’t getting and Green Bay should want him to be the one getting that critical experience. Kizer remains a work in progress. His footwork needs to be refined. He’s still learning to play under center and clearly doesn’t know the offense as well as Hundley. He couldn’t possibly. But that’s not the question here. When Hundley’s contract is up at the end of 2018 Jermaine Whitehead Jersey White , Green Bay almost certainly won’t re-sign him. He’s not the long-term backup for Rodgers and the Packers. So if Rodgers were to get injured and Hundley played six or eight games let’s say, he’d only be taking developmental snaps away from a player who might actually be the preferred No. 2 for the next several years. Even if Hundley were to be marginally more prepared to play (and that’s not at all obvious), putting him in over Kizer sacrifices long-term development for perceived marginal short-term gains. Keeping three quarterbacks could be an option, but the Packers already have an issue with too many receivers worth keeping, questions at offensive line, and decisions to be made in the secondary. The difference between Hundley’s readiness in 2018 compared to Kizer’s shouldn’t be prioritized over keeping a rosterable player at another position. That gap simply isn’t big enough. With nearly no trade value after an abysmal season in 2017, Hundley could only be pushed out via cuts, but it doesn’t make sense to cut him now. Perhaps he could recoup some value with a stellar preseason slate and end up netting the Packers a conditional pick or a bag of footballs or something in return. Keeping Hundley through training camp and preseason simply because they can is a hedge for the Packers against injury. If Kizer goes down, they still have Hundley. But when Sept. 1 rolls around, Green Bay has too many talented players at other positions to fit on this roster to justify keeping three quarterbacks, especially when they know one can’t play. Hundley’s career in the NFL isn’t over, but it looks to be coming to a close in Green Bay. If he’s going to play in 2018 for someone, it likely won’t be for the Packers. It has been a heck of a ride over the past week as the Green Bay Packers named a new head coach and began to fill other open roles on staff. With Matt LaFleur announced as the organization’s 15th head coach Womens David Bakhtiari Jersey , Green Bay moved swiftly to retain Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator and add Nathaniel Hackett as the new offensive coordinator. With the Packers in need of several new assistants, including on the offensive line and among the wide receivers, a slew of further announcements are expected to be made in the coming weeks.Of course, Green Bay is not the only NFC North competitor on the assistant coaching prowl.Coordinator changes are in the air for each team, especially for the Chicago Bears who lost several defensive assistants to the AFC West.More updates on the divisional coaching searches in and out of Chicago form today’s rundown.Detroit LionsDetroit Lions offensive coordinator search: Answering your questionsThe names circulating around Detroit in the past week have landed elsewhere. Here is a look at where the Lions go from here and when a decision can be expected.Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell to join Miami Dolphins staffAfter interviewing for the Packers’ vacant head coaching position earlier this offseason, Caldwell accepted a new position with Miami as an advisor. He will officially return to the NFL in 2019.Report: Former Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter to interview with CardinalsOne of the best assistant coach names in the NFL may be on his way to the desert after departing from Detroit.Minnesota VikingsVikings Add Gary Kubiak As Assistant Head Coach, Offensive AdviserThe former Denver Broncos Super Bowl-winning head coach moves to the Twin Cities to take on an advising role for a transitioning offense.Minnesota Vikings add another new coach to their 2019 staffOn top of Gary Kubiak and his son Klint joining the Vikings’ staff, Brian Pariani was hired to lead the tight ends.Kevin Stefanski returning to Vikings as offensive coordinatorLast but not least, Minnesota moved quickly to name a new offensive leader, retaining its interim offensive coordinator since Week 15.Chicago BearsChuck Pagano replaces Vic Fangio as Bears’ defensive coordinatorWith Fangio leaving to take the head coaching job of the Denver Broncos, the Bears filled the position with a former head coach in Pagano.Ed Donatell leaving Bears to be Broncos defensive coordinator under Vic FangioA former Packer defensive coordinator will be following Fangio to Denver to serve as the leader of the Broncos’ defense after coaching the Bears’ defensive backs last season. Broncos hire another Bears assistant in Brandon StaleyThe Fangio influence is in full effect, as Chicago lost another defensive staff member - its outside linebackers coach - to the Mile High City.