We’ve discussed what seems like an inevitability before — the Green Bay Packers will trade backup quarterback Brett Hundley before his contract runs out after the 2018 season. We suspect that time will come next offseason.
Clearly, the writing is on the wall. Aaron Rodgers wants to play seven more seasons and barring an injury, Hundley isn’t ever going to get any meaningful playing time in Green Bay.
He’s well aware of that and while he appears to be staying focused on the task at hand, Hundley also sounds like he’s starting to look forward to the possibility of getting a shot somewhere else.
“I feel like as I keep playing,” Hundley said, “and hopefully get a couple snaps in the regular season and show what I can do, (my value) will keep growing. Right now, I’ve just got to keep playing, stay focused. Obviously, there’s a lot of quarterbacks getting deals, but my job is to just stay focused and play this game.”
The problem here is Hundley has looked good in the preseason, but hasn’t got any real opportunities in the regular season. That limits what the Packers can get for him and it limits what he’s worth to another team.
The Packers drafted Hundley in the fifth round. If they moved him, they’d no doubt be looking to improve on that pick. That also might be a tough ask unless Hundley gets an opportunity during the 2017 regular season.