Green Bay Packers Reportedly Holding Another QB Workout

After the draft, GM Brian Gutekunst told us that the Green Bay Packers would be adding to the quarterback position—and with only two quarterbacks on the roster at the time, this made perfect sense.

Since then the Packers would sign veteran Blake Bortles and bring in Kurt Benkert along with Chad Kelly to rookie camp on a tryout basis, eventually signing Benkert.

This gave the Green Bay Packers four quarterbacks on the roster and put their roster at maximum capacity with 90 players. However, it doesn’t appear that Green Bay is done looking at the quarterback position just yet.

According to Aaron Wilson, who covers the Houston Texans, the Packers will be holding a workout this Tuesday for Donald Hammond III, who played his college ball at Air Force.

Hammond went undrafted in last month’s NFL Draft and at this point remains unsigned. He has two years of experience at Air Force coming during the 2018 and 2019 seasons with 2019 being his first year as a full time starter.

That year, Hammond led Air Force to an 11-2 record and was the definition of a dual threat quarterback. On only 56 completions, Hammond still threw for 1,316 yards—or an average of 23.5 yards per completion along with 11.6 yards per attempt, according to PFF ($$).

However, we also have to mention that Hammond would complete less than 50 percent of his pass attempts. He would also go on to throw13 touchdowns to six interceptions.

On the ground that year, Hammond had 128 rushing attempts in Air Force’s option based offense. He tallied 557 total yards at 4.3 yards per rush with 13 additional touchdowns.

The year prior in 2018, Hammond averaged 4.1 yards per rush on 87 attempts with nine touchdowns. As a passer, he completed 52.8 percent of his 72 attempts for 623 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions.

Hammond did not play in 2020 due to an “academic violation,” per the Colorado Springs Gazette. 

As I’ve said before when discussing the other quarterbacks brought in, there really isn’t much that folks should try to glean from this when it comes to the Aaron Rodgers’ situation. Hammond is a developmental prospect with ample experience as a ball carrier and college tape loaded with explosive pass plays.

And of course, this is just a workout—there is no guarantee that he is added to the roster.