Brett Hundley is finally getting his NFL shot. The longtime Aaron Rodgers understudy was elevated to QB1 last Sunday after Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone that could keep him out for the rest of the season.
After entering the game in the first quarter, Hundley threw an interception on his first pass attempt. He finished with 157 passing yards on 18-for-33 passing, one touchdown and three interceptions in Green Bay’s 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Brett Hundley gets his first NFL touchdown! Pack on the board pic.twitter.com/GJrlCKqSn8
— The Brew-City Army (@brewcityarmy) October 15, 2017
Hundley told reporters after the game that it was hard to see Rodgers go down, but that he had been “preparing for this moment for a long time now.”
“Obviously we didn’t get the job done today, but we’ll be better,” Hundley said. “We’ll be better.”
Former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr cleared the way for Hundley as the current Viking laid the hit that knocked Rodgers out of the game. Rodgers rolled out of the pocket and threw a pass to tight end Martellus Bennett, who dropped the ball. Barr drew some scrutiny for the play, with Packers head coach Mike McCarthy telling reporters he thought it was “an illegal act” for Barr to “pin (Rodgers) to the ground like that” after following through on the tackle.
For his part, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t think it was a dirty play.
“We’re playing football,” Zimmer told ESPN on Monday. “It’s unfortunate that he got hurt but I think everything was above board. We’re not a dirty football team.”
The injury that sent Aaron Rodgers to the medical tent, then got carted off from the sidelines to the locker room pic.twitter.com/AI9V8lVAEm
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 15, 2017
On other former Bruins in the NFL:
- SB Nation writes that Kenny Clark was a “monster again on Sunday” for the Packers, tallying six tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble.
- From ESPN: Cassius Marsh is making a quiet statement with his American flag mouth piece
- Jayon Brown was involved in three big third-down plays in the second half for the Tennessee Titans in their Monday Night Football win over the Colt. Brown was among his team’s top performers, receiving an 84.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. He was targeted four times in coverage, gave up one 5-yard catch and had a pass breakup against Colts tight end Jack Doyle. Brown celebrated the play like so:
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 17, 2017