Aaron Rodgers is back on the practice field. Unfortunately for the Green Bay Packers, though, the team’s superstar quarterback is at least one more week away from taking the field for the first time since breaking his collarbone on October 15.
The good news? Based on Rodgers’ play as scout team quarterback at practice on Wednesday, it sure seems like he won’t miss a beat upon returning to the lineup.
“He throws the ball unlike any I’ve ever seen,” Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley said, per ESPN’s Rob Demorvsky. “Still slinging it.”
Endorsements don’t get much more ringing than that. Hundley will start on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but can’t escape the reality that Green Bay is proceeding with the notion that Rodgers will be activated for Week 15, at which point he’s eligible to come off injured reserve. The third-year signal caller stressed that his preparation won’t change regardless, however.
“I’ve got to approach it like I’m the starter each and every week,” Hundley said. “Even when I was the backup, every week, I try to approach it like I’m the starter because as we saw [when Rodgers got hurt against the] Vikings, you never know what’s going to happen. Whatever happens, happens. I just have to approach it and be ready for if my number’s called upon.”
The Packers, 6-6 overall and 2-4 since Rodgers’ injury, are currently ninth place in the NFC, multiple games behind 8-4 Carolina Panthers for the conference’s sixth and final playoff spot.
“He looks like himself,” according to star wide out Jordy Nelson.