Green Bay Packers: 5 predictions for preseason game versus Tennessee Titans

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after losing to the Detroit Lions 30-17 at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after losing to the Detroit Lions 30-17 at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 6
Next
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after losing to the Detroit Lions 30-17 at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after losing to the Detroit Lions 30-17 at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

5. Brett Hundley struggles

The Packers’ backup quarterback competition is fierce. Brett Hundley, last year’s backup, is being challenged by newcomer DeShone Kizer. Kizer was acquired in a trade this offseason with the Cleveland Browns that sent disgruntled cornerback Damarius Randall to Cleveland.

More from Green Bay Packers

Kizer appears to have the long-term advantage over Hundley thanks to his superior physical traits. It was also rumored the Packers considered drafting Kizer with their first round pick in 2017, but ended up choosing to pass on him. Still, Hundley is holding strong, earning himself the No. 2 spot on the team’s first depth chart release.

Unfortunately, Hundley being the primary backup at this point in camp is most likely due to his familiarity with McCarthy and the system. Neither Hundley nor Kizer has been very impressive so far and that doesn’t bode very well for the first preseason game.

Hundley’s struggles are likely to continue into the first game. He will probably be starting the game and playing against the Titan’s first-team defense. Hundley will also have his starting unit, but it would be extremely surprising if guys like Davante Adams, Jimmy Graham, Randall Cobb and David Bakhtiari saw the field at all. Given the lack of talent around him and the unimpressive camp, Hundley will struggle to throw the ball against the Titans’ defense.