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Packers Almost Traded Brett Hundley

The question isn’t really if, it’s when. The Green Bay Packers will trade backup quarterback Brett Hundley at some point. That point almost came on Friday.

According to Demovsky, the Packers made Hundley available and came close to moving him during the second day of the draft. That would suggest they would have received a second- or third-round pick in exchange.

The Packers chose Hundley in the fifth round in 2014. They would obviously be looking to improve upon that if they were to trade him and it seems pretty clear they can.

The organization’s play now will be to wait until next year and hope they can improve the compensation. A first-round pick might be a reach, unless Hundley gets extensive playing time this year and plays well.

My bet is the offer on Friday was a third-round pick. If the Packers can get a second for Hundley, that would be fantastic.

This time next year they’ll have to pull the trigger regardless. Hundley wants to be a starter and has the talent to be a starter. In 2018, Hundley will be in the final year of his rookie deal. If the Packers don’t trade him before that contract expires, they’ll get nothing for him except a compensatory draft pick, the highest of which are slotted at the end of round three.

And finally, let me just throw this out there for shits and giggles. Wouldn’t it have been great if the Packers traded Hundley over the weekend and then signed our main man Jay Cutler — CUTTY! — to back up Aaron Rodgers?

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  1. PF4L April 30, 2017

    If we’re going to speculate, how about we speculate they were offered a 1st round pick, how about a 2nd and a 3rd round pick? Speculation is nothing more than a guess.

    I suppose stating Hundley has the talent to be a starter in this league, is more speculation. That’s like speculating Kevin King will be a 6 time first team All-Pro and will win 2 defensive player of the year awards.

    Neither has any body of work to warrant such statements.

    I’m not trying to be a dick, but the garbage some of you write is incredibly ludicrous.

    Matt flynn actually had a body of work where you could think he’d be a starter in this league, but he couldn’t cut it as a starter. At the end of the day, nobody in the league even wanted Flynn, including the Packers.

    A player isn’t a starter in the NFL, until they are a starter. The same as, a draft pick isn’t automatically a NFL talent, until he can prove it on the field. No matter how high that player is drafted.

  2. PF4L April 30, 2017

    Yes, i understand Hundley wants to be a starter. So did Tebow, and a 1,000 other QB’s

    1. GBORNBRED April 30, 2017

      To quote one Lee Corso… NOT SO FAST! There are two good examples from back in the Brett Favre days to make note of here. Mark Brunell, who the Packers drafted in the 5th round in 1993, would play in only two games in two years (basically just mop up duty behind Favre) before the Packers traded him to Jacksonville for a 3rd and a 5th round pick. Similarly, after the Pack took Matt Hasselbeck in the 6th round in 1998, he would mop up for Favre and hold a clipboard on the sidelines for two years before being traded along with our 17th overall pick to Seattle for their 10th overall pick plus their 3rd round pick.

      The Hundley scenario could end up playing out in very similar fashion to what happened with Brunell and Hasselbeck, particularly if he has another strong preseason. Speaking of which, as much as we all bitch about preseason being too long (myself included) there is some value to those otherwise meaningless games during the dog days of August, because you better believe scouts from 31’other NFL teams will be watching closely.

      1. PF4L April 30, 2017

        Well, if a shit team like Jacksonville or any team wants to give us a 3rd round pick, i say grab it.

        Hundley’s game stats include being 2 for 10 passing for 17 yards averaging 1.7 yards per attempt and an interception. QBR = 5.8

        Rushing stats 3 attempts for -2 yards for an average of -0.7 yards per carry, with 1 fumble.

        If a team is going to give up a 2nd or 3rd for Hundley, take it before they change their mind.

        If Rodgers gets hurt and is out for a long time, or the season, it will make no difference if we have Hundley or not. Without Rodgers, the Packers go nowhere.

        And yes, i know he is a pre-season Hall of Famer. But if the other 31 teams thought that’s how he’d play in real games, he’d be gone already.

        Now….if a trade happens, ring me up.

  3. Unsupervised Child April 30, 2017

    they should’ve traded Clay Matthews for future draft pics. he’s become an over paid player who doesn’t make an effort anymore.

  4. Packers fan April 30, 2017

    Good thing we didn’t trade that pick. We probably wouldn’t have got Kevin King.

  5. KILLER April 30, 2017

    Word is THEY called the Texans and offered their 3rd round pick #93 overall for the Texans 3rd round pick #89 overall and they would have given the Texans Hundley in order to move up the four spots. Texans rebuffed the offer.

    1. KILLER April 30, 2017

      I think they really wanted D’Onta Foreman, a late 1st round value. The Texans then went ahead and took Foreman with their pick.

  6. Deepsky April 30, 2017

    The Packers got a 3rd and 5th for Brunell and he took the expansion Jags to the AFC championship..

    1. Cheese April 30, 2017

      And Hassleback took Seattle to the Super Bowl.

      1. PF4L April 30, 2017

        all by themselves?


  7. NachoDan May 1, 2017

    Cutty as back up would make my day. Worked out pretty well for Jim McMahon.