Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer looked good in his second preseason appearance with the Green Bay Packers.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34 on Thursday night in the second preseason matchup for both teams. Former Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer saw significant playing time during the contest.
Kizer was one of four quarterbacks to take a snap for the Packers in the game. He went 7-for-12 passing for 149 yards and two touchdowns — one to Robert Tonyan and one to Jake Kumerow. He led all Green Bay quarterbacks in yards, completions, attempts and touchdowns.
It was the second consecutive week in which Kizer looked very much in control of the offense and in the mix to be the No. 2 quarterback for the Packers behind Aaron Rodgers. His main competition for the spot — former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley — went 6-of-9 for 77 yards.
At this point, it’s tough to tell what Green Bay’s plans are for the backup quarterback spot. Conventional wisdom tells you Kizer is the front-runner, due in part because Brett Hundley would demand more on the trade market.
A couple of other former Notre Dame players logged stats in the game for the Packer as well. Equanimeous St. Brown caught a pass for 12 yards, while linebacker Greer Martini registered a tackle.
Former Irish defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt logged one tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the game.
The Packers will play the Oakland Raiders next on August 24th. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play again on August 25th, when they take on the Tennessee Titans.