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.
Best case scenario is Aaron Rodgers suffers a season injury, Hundley plays well, but not well enough to overcome a porous defense as the plummets to a top ten pick, TT steps aside, Hundley is traded for a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
Your post, is troubling my man. The parts i can understand anyway.
This kid came too early to have a chance to start in GB. Best case scenario: he gets playing time in blowout games, shows to be capable, and teams approach us with trade offers, netting us a 3rd/2nd rd pick. And Ted decides that he needs to retire before making that pick.
Exactly, he has to show something, otherwise he isn’t worth squat on the trade market. Teams aren’t going to put much stock in pre season performance from years past.
I mean..c’mon…in actual game tape, he’s completed 2 of 10 passes for 17 yards, with 1 pick, and 1 fumble. Giving him a whopping 5.8 QBR. Right now, you might get a 6th or 7th…maybe.
Training under GOAT aside, Point is, if he were that valuable he’d have gone earlier in the draft than he did…
If Tom Brady, Bart Starr, and Aaron Rodgers were that valuable they would have gone earlier than they did. Draft position doesn’t determine your career. Word is Hundley was pretty good in college. You can’t judge his NFL career off of preseason or a few bad throws in garbage time. If given the time and experience to work the kinks out I think he will do quite well.
Isn’t that what was said about Tebow?
Possibly. The same thing could have been said about Rodgers in 2008. Everyone is different. It doesn’t guarantee he will be league MVP, nor does it guarantee he will be some bottom dweller either. How about letting him write his own story.