Brett Hundley was not ready to be a competent replacement for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers overall, though, were even less prepared to survive without their star quarterback. After Week 5 this season, everything was looking great as usual in Green Bay, as Rodgers had just delivered another big win in Dallas. The team was 4-1, humming along toward its ninth consecutive trip to the playoffs. Then Rodgers went down with his broken collarbone in Week 6, and everything changed. In the four games since, with hopes of Hundley becoming an efficient caretaker dashed, Green Bay's glaring weaknesses have been fully exposed. With general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers have built a strong reputation as a class organization that successfully rebuilds with drafted, homegrown players. It's well deserved given Green Bay's consistency over the years, with a Super Bowl XLV ring to show for it. But other than left tackle David Bakhtiari and defensive tackles Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels, the successes have not fallen in line for the current roster. Either the Packers have been complacent in stockpiling the right talent by being too reliant on Rodgers, or that talent isn't being maximized by the coaching staff. Either way, the hits have not been there of late. Over the past two offseasons, the offensive line and secondary have been hurt most by shaky roster turnover.
Packers' reputation can't save them without Aaron Rodgers
Sporting News | Nov 20