2018 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles no longer on top after Week 2 of preseason

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5. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers learned the hard way last season the importance of having a reliable backup quarterback when Aaron Rodgers missed part of the year as a result of a broken collarbone since Brett Hundley was far from the answer. And even though Hundley is still around for now, the Packers did the right thing this offseason by bringing DeShone Kizer on board to provide some competition for the backup role.

So far, there’s no question that Kizer has been the one outplaying Hundley, and the former Notre Dame star is coming off an impressive outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in which he threw for 149 yards to go along with two touchdowns. Kizer will never take the job away from Aaron Rodgers since the Packers quarterback is one of the best of all time for a reason, and Green Bay has to be thrilled over how motivated he is to bounce back even stronger in 2018 after the results of last season.

Plus, with the addition of Jimmy Graham, who caught a touchdown pass against the Steelers, giving Rodgers another weapon to work with in the red zone, it’s only going to make Green Bay’s offense that much more dangerous. Taking down the Minnesota Vikings in the division won’t be easy, but knowing Rodgers, this is one of those challenges he loses sleep over, meaning he’s going to be ready to go.