Friday Cheese Curds: Backup quarterbacks show growth in Packers’ win over Titans

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  1. With a 31-17 win over the Tennessee Titans last night Youth Mike Daniels Jersey , the Green Bay Packers began to see the answers to some of the questions on the roster come into focus.The battle for the backup quarterback position commenced with Brett Hundley, DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle all showing positive signs of development.Hundley kicked things off with a touchdown drive and Kizer got all the way to to the Tennessee 4-hard line before missing a couple fade passes to force Green Bay to kick a field goal.Boyle then came in and showed potential to be a solid third quarterback who will more than likely end up on the practice squad.This would mean Hundley and Kizer are battling for one spot and after one game, it would be safe to say that battle is pretty much a stalemate so far. You can read more on the backup quarterbacks and why Marquez Valdes-Scantling needed some encouragement in today’s cheese curds. Packers’ backup quarterbacks show promise in victory over Titans—Wisconsin State JournalWhile they were facing fairly vanilla defenses, the three quarterbacks played well and completed deep passes which was an issue without Aaron Rodgers last year. Marquez Valdes-Scantling rises to the occasion against the Titans—Packers.comThe rookie wideouts made their NFL debuts last night and it was Valdes-Scantling who made the biggest impression with five catches, 101 yards and a touchdown.He needed a reminder about a Lambeau Leap though after he scored.Packers Camp Insider: Depth at tackle a growing concern—PackersNews.comByron Bell and Kyle Murphy left a lot to be desired with Murphy giving up a strip sack and Bell giving up a hit that caused an interception and also committing two penalties.If David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga miss any length of time, Rodgers might be running for his life more than he wants to if the Packers can’t find some quality depth.Reggie Gilbert states his case for featured role in Packers’ pass rush—Packers WireBesides Nick Perry and Clay Matthews, there isn’t much to the Packers’ pass rush at the moment. Gilbert was mentioned as someone who could play a role and he made his case last night. He didn’t record a sack, but he put some pressure on Marcus Mariota and overall was just disruptive.Aaron Rodgers, Packers agree to 4-year, $134 million extension, per report The negotiation over Aaron Rodgers’ next contract has finally reached its conclusion. According to NFL Network’s James Jones, the Green Bay Packers and Rodgers have agreed to a four-year extension worth $134 million in new money. As part of the deal Youth Kenny Clark Jersey , Rodgers will receive $80 million between signing and March 2019, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.The deal, which reportedly includes over $100 million in guarantees, shatters the previous record for highest average annual value ($30 million per year, held by the Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan). It remains unclear whether Rodgers’ new contract replaces his old one or simply attaches additional years and money to the existing agreement. In the latter scenario, the Packers would have their franchise signal-caller on the books through the 2023 season at a total cost of nearly $175.7 million. Such a contract would keep Rodgers in Green Bay through his 40th birthday.It remains unclear whether Rodgers secured any provisions in the agreement that would make him a free agent before the end of the agreement or any escalators should another player or players succeed him as the league’s top earner. The quarterback never publicly discussed such clauses, but reports suggested that he sought some modicum of player control not unlike what top players enjoy in the NBA. Though possible, such a concession appear unlikely given the Packers had Rodgers signed through two more seasons and could use the franchise tag for up to three additional years.Regardless of what the fine print reads, the Packers now have the most important player secured to a new deal, concluding one of the dominant narratives of the offseason and extending their window of title contention for the foreseeable future.
     

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