We all saw what backup quarterback Brett Hundley gave the Green Bay Packers in 2017.
There were flashes of promise, like the two three-touchdown, no-interception games at Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Ultimately, Hundley didn’t look like an NFL-caliber starter, however.
He finished with nine touchdowns vs. 12 interceptions. Hundley didn’t throw a single touchdown at Lambeau Field.
The quarterback was groomed for the very moment he was thrust into in 2017 for three years. The Packers had an opportunity to trade Hundley during last year’s draft. They obviously didn’t, thinking they could get a better pick this year.
They’ll now be lucky if they can get anything for Hundley. As it is, all signs point to Hundley returning for the 2018 season, getting some competition for his job and possibly playing out final year of his rookie deal as a Packer.
As for 2017, coach Mike McCarthy says Hundley wasn’t prepared. You know, for the one and only job he has.
“I felt that he should’ve been better prepared for the situation that he was put into,” McCarthy said.
So whose fault is that?
Obviously McCarthy — to some degree — scapegoated quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt and offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett when he fired them this week. And those two guys do bear some responsibility.
So does McCarthy. So does Hundley.
Hundley has long said he wants to be a starter in the league. He didn’t do himself any favors in achieving that goal with his performance in 2017.