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?