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Brett Hundley says he 'will lead this team'

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Backup quarterback turned sudden starter Brett Hundley says he's going to be the man in Green Bay. 

Per ESPNHundley believes he can continue what the two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers started this season. His first start comes Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Packers enter that game in a first-place tie with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North at 4-2.

"I've been doing this my whole life," Hundley said. "Aaron's a Hall of Famer, and I want to be a Hall of Famer one day. I will lead this team. We're all going to have fun, we're all going to go out there and play football. It's still football at the end of the day, and our goals are still in front of us."

Hundley, the former fifth-round pick from UCLA, spent his off day at Lambeau Field on Tuesday, working out in the morning and then taking part in his first game-planning meeting with coach Mike McCarthy in the afternoon and evening, noted ESPN. 

"We're going to keep what we do best, and that's playing this offense," said Hundley, who threw one touchdown and three interceptions in relief of Rodgers in Sunday's 23-10 loss. "Obviously being the starting quarterback now, just like Aaron when he was, he had a lot of choices -- what he wanted to do, how he wanted to do it -- and same with me. The coaches are doing a really good job with the game plan."

ESPN wrote that McCarthy's task this week is to tailor the game plan to Hundley, who shares some of the same mobility and arm talent as Rodgers but with far less experience at making adjustments at the line of scrimmage, which is one of Rodgers' strengths.

"He clearly won't carry the responsibility into the game that Aaron Rodgers carries into it; I think that's obvious," McCarthy said. "I'd be an idiot if I asked him to do that. But also, I think that's really for [all] the other young guys who are playing. We don't ask all our younger players to do all the things that our veteran players do because they don't have the experience."

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Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency