Packers’ QB group ranked No. 1

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Pro Football Focus ranked each NFL team’s quarterback group and named the Green Bay Packers the top team in the league.

“Things did not go well for Aaron Rodgers in 2015, but he is still the top quarterback in the league at his best, and pretty much everybody at PFF expects him to bounce back in the season to come now that he has his top target back in action (Jordy Nelson), and he can regain the trust he lost in his receivers over the year. In 2014, he was comfortably the best-graded passer in the league and there isn’t any reason he can’t get back to that kind of level. Behind him is Brett Hundley, a talented athlete that many are high on, but a player that did not “wow” in grading terms in his final college season.”

Hundley was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of UCLA and has been widely considered a great trade piece should the Packers decide to go that route. He didn’t gain a lot of confidence from Sporting News, who give him a “confidence ranking” of 6/10.

The Packers report to Green Bay on July 25 and begin training camp on July 26. The annual Family Night scrimmage takes place on July 31 and the first preseason game is the Hall of Fame Game against the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 7.

Former Badger Austin Kafentzis leaves Nevada for Arizona Western

RENO, Nev. — Former University of Wisconsin quarterback commit Austin Kafentzis will be transferring to his third school after it was reported on Saturday he’d left the Nevada football program.

After committing to then-Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen in 2014, the four-star prospect left the Badgers for the Wolfpack of Nevada and is now joining Arizona Western. Reports circulated at the time that coach Paul Chryst, who took over for Andersen, didn’t see Kafentzis as a fit for his program.

Kafentzis broke 15 high school records during his time at Jordan High School (Utah). He sat out the 2015 season due to NCAA eligibility rules. Since he’s now transferring to a Division II school, Kafentzis would be eligible to play immediately.

“He thought it was best to take a step back, and then start the recruiting process over after this season,” said Austin’s father Kyle Kafentzis. “He’s worked harder than ever. He’s got a smile on his face all of the time, and he just realizes this is his path.”

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“The reality is, if you want to play football, you’ve committed to the coach, for a quarterback for sure,” Kyle Kafentzis said, adding that Austin is not discouraged by the turmoil of his playing situation. “He’s taking it in stride. … When you’re six-foot-and-a-half and they have too many quarterbacks, the first person they’re going to try to move is you. In both cases, both his OCs left.”