Today is the 17th day of FOX Sports Wisconsin Packers writer Paul Imig's offseason evaluations of every player on Green Bay's roster. Click here for all of Paul's previous evaluations and come back every day through mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis. Coming up soon: Today: QB Graham Harrell Thursday, Feb. 14: RB DuJuan Harris Friday, Feb. 15: ILB A.J. Hawk Saturday, Feb. 16: CB Casey Hayward Sunday, Feb. 17: CB Davon House Monday, Feb. 18: WR Greg Jennings GRAHAM HARRELL, QUARTERBACK Season stats: In four preseason games (45 for 78 passing, 57.7 completion percentage, 484 yards, three touchdown passes, two interceptions, passer rating of 78.2, one fumble lost). In two regular season games (32 snaps; 2 for 4 passing, 20 yards, one fumble lost) Best game: Preseason Week 4 win over Kansas City (13 for 15 passing, 223 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, perfect 158.3 passer rating) Worst game: Week 4 win over New Orleans (one snap, one fumble lost) ProFootballFocus.com season rating: minus-1.8 Expectations at the start of the season: Low Expectations were ... Met Looking live: Harrell became the Packers' No. 2 quarterback for the 2012 season after general manager Ted Thompson decided not to re-sign Matt Flynn last offseason. Flynn received a big pay day from the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay went the inexpensive route with Harrell as its backup. There were plenty of questions about whether Harrell would be able to step into a regular season game and perform well enough for the Packers to get by. Clearly, if Aaron Rodgers gets injured, it doesn't really matter who the backup quarterback is because the dropoff in production will almost certainly be substantial (though Flynn proved otherwise in Week 17 in 2011). Harrell, who had been on Green Bay's practice squad, almost left the Packers late in the 2011 season when the Buffalo Bills offered him an active roster spot. But, knowing that Flynn's days in Green Bay were numbered, the Packers called up Harrell at that time. Thompson used one of the team's 2012 seventh-round picks to draft quarterback B.J. Coleman, but that didn't end up impacting Harrell's spot on the depth chart. Coleman spent the entire 2012 season on the practice squad.
Harrell could be pushed for No. 2 QB role
Fox Sports Wisconsin | Feb 13