November 28, 2014

Harrell getting support from within

If the Green Bay Packers lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers to an injury, could

Graham Harrell

backup Graham Harrell come in and win a game?  That’s one of the burning questions that keeps popping up in Green Bay as the Packers get ready to play preseason game #3 on Thursday night at Cincinnati.

In two games, Harrell has completed just over 50% of his passes (52.9%), converting 27 of 51 attempts.  He’s thrown for 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. 

Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements was asked if he thought Harrell could get the job done, he said the Packers aren’t down on Harrell like some others.

AUDIO: Clements says Packers aren’t down on Harrell like many others :22

Aaron Rodgers is hoping Harrell can put it together in the final two weeks of the preseason.

AUDIO: Aaron Rodgers on Graham Harrell :22

Rodgers isn’t giving Harrell a pass, but he also said his supporting cast, starting with the 2nd offensive line unit, needs to play better to allow Harrell to do the same.

AUDIO: Aaron Rodgers says the second unit has to play better :11

Rodgers will play the first half in Thursday’s game at Cincinnati.  Harrell will get most of the second half in his bid to try to convince the Packers coaching staff that he’s the best option to back up Rodgers this season.