As he broke the huddle, Brett Hundley knew he had a touchdown in his pocket. From the 5-yard line, the Green Bay Packers had a receiver and tight end stacked to the right, with crisscrossing routes. Running back Aaron Jones was cutting underneath, into the flat. Hundley had seen this play too many times to count. Enough to know how it usually ends. “A good amount of times,” Hundley said, “defenses sort of miss that shoot route. So usually (the running back) will get leverage, or the linebacker will completely miss him.” Here was another sign of the Packers' third-year quarterback’s growth. A play that showed Hundley’s command of an offense. Because before he completed his second preseason touchdown in as many weeks, that 5-yard pass to a wide-open Jones, Hundley called his shot. He told his rookie teammate to be ready to score. • Who should be backup QB? Craft your final 53 with RosterBuilder 2017 “We talked about it before we went up to the line of scrimmage,” Hundley said Saturday night in the locker room at FedEx Field. “I said, ‘Just a heads up, you’re probably going to come out open on this.’ And he got his first touchdown.” Good for Jones. Better for Hundley. The Packers' backup has been everything they hoped through two exhibitions, picking up where he left off two years ago as a rookie, before an ankle injury wiped out most of his playing time last preseason. Hundley had a solid, if also imperfect, opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. His encore wasn’t quite perfect, either. Hundley completed 9 of 10 passes for 107 yards, one touchdown and a 144.6 rating at Washington, 13.7 points from a maximum mark. His lone incompletion was dropped by receiver Geronimo Allison.
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Aug 22