We’re not entirely sure what the Green Bay Packers’ asking price was for backup quarterback Brett Hundley when they almost traded him back in April. However, we think it was a second-round pick and they were offered a third.
Thus, the Packers decided to wait, in hopes that Hundley has a great preseason and they can get more for him next year, when he’ll be entering the final year of his contract.
Hundley already has an idea of what he wants to be traded for. And make no mistake, he does want to be traded so he has a shot to start.
“I can’t lie and say no,” Hundley said. “I’ve always said, I went in the fifth (round), I want a first-round pick from someone trading for me. … Everybody wants the house to be traded for them, because that’s showing you what that team values you for.”
The likelihood of the Packers netting a first-round pick for Hundley are pretty slim. That is, unless Aaron Rodgers misses time in 2017 and Hundley fills in admirably. It would be a situation similar to how Jimmy Garoppolo filled in for Tom Brady in 2016.
Teams were reportedly offering the Patriots a first for Garoppolo prior to this year’s draft, but the Pats didn’t budge.
Prior to Garoppolo’s brief stint as a starter, they never would have been offered that type of compensation.
Consider the backups the Packers have traded in the past. All are guys who played behind Brett Favre, so you know they only played during the preseason and/or in mop-up duty.
- Mark Brunell — third- and fifth-round picks
- Aaron Brooks — third-round pick
- Matt Hasselbeck — first-round pick and third-round pick (the Packers also included their first-round pick in the deal, ultimately moving up seven spots)
As is, the Packers would be doing really well if they turned Hundley into a second-round pick.
He will, of course, need to tear it up this preseason for there to be any chance of that happening.