Report: Quarterback Donald Hammond will work out for Packers

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The Packers have signed quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Kurt Benkert the past 10 days. They are looking at yet another quarterback.

The Packers will work out former Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond III on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson reports.

Hammond is Air Force’s all-time leader in passing efficiency at 164.09, and he averaged 10.6 yards per attempt. He threw 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions, while rushing for 924 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2018-19.

An honor violation related to academics led to Hammond missing the 2020 season and ultimately separating from the academy, Brent Briggeman of gazette.com has reported.

Hammond led Air Force to an 11-2 record and No. 21 national ranking in 2019, his only season as the full-time starter.

With Aaron Rodgers in a kerfuffle with the Packers, Jordan Love is serving as the team’s top quarterback this offseason. Who knows what happens between now and the season opener, but the Packers have to prepare for the possibility that Love will be their starter this season, leaving them in need of backups behind him.

14 responses to “Report: Quarterback Donald Hammond will work out for Packers

  1. Dang that sucks for this kid screwing up a scholarship to the Air Force Academy. Taken care of for life & they are the last to be sent off to die in battle.

  2. Packers brass is quickly realizing how they took a hall of fame QB for granted and wasted his prime years by giving him very little help and lousy drafting.

  3. This reminds me of a small bit of the dialog in the movie Major League – when camp begins and the coaches are watching the players coming out to practice. “Now who’s THIS freaking guy?” was a great line.

  4. With stats like that, there’s no harm in taking a look, no matter who your starter is going to be.

  5. “Dang that sucks for this kid screwing up a scholarship to the Air Force Academy. Taken care of for life & they are the last to be sent off to die in battle.”
    This kid has let a lot of people down by his stupid actions of cheating at the Academy,from the Congressman who recommended him for the academy to his parents and friends.a career military person is not taken care of for life for no reason,they earn it for over twenty years service to the Country.they are not the last to die in battle as they are involved in a war from the get go just as every other service is.

  6. Great, just what a team needs … an honor violater in college. He won’t last long.

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