Packers Nearly Traded QB Brett Hundley

The Packers put backup quarterback Brett Hundley on the trade block during the draft, and nearly made a deal to during Day 2, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Instead, Green Bay will likely retain Hundley for another season, but the club is expected to trade him before his contract expires after the 2018 campaign. The Packers believe they can recoup “much more” than the fifth-round pick they used to initially draft Hundley, per Demovsky.Brett Hundley (Featured)

This isn’t the first time a potential Hundley trade has been mentioned, as Demovsky reported earlier this month that the Packers intend to deal Hundley at some point in the next calendar year. Any club interested in acquiring Hundley would largely be relying on its predraft analysis of Hundley and his preseason tape, as the former UCLA signal-caller hasn’t gotten much of an opportunity thus far in the NFL. With Aaron Rodgers firmly entrenched under center, Hundley has attempted just 10 passes during his pro tenure.

Green Bay was reportedly eyeing Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer with the No. 33 pick at the top of the second round, and the team could have dealt Hundley had they selected Kizer in Round 2. Ultimately, the Packers drafted Washington cornerback Kevin King with the pick. But Green Bay could aim to draft another quarterback in 2018 if they hope to trade Hundley, as the only other signal-caller on the roster aside from Rodgers and Hundley is 2016 undrafted free agent Joe Callahan.

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13 comments on “Packers Nearly Traded QB Brett Hundley

  1. sidewinder11

    Rodgers isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so it’d be wise for the Packers to try to get something for him while they can. There’s always time next year to draft a new backup.

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  2. Jay

    Agreed… Im not shocked they tried to see what they could get. Very athletic and has what 2 years under Rodgers and McCarthys supervision. Could be interesting next year or even in training camp if something should happen with him.

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    • GeauxRangers

      I don’t think so. I think the whole point of this article is that they didn’t trade him because they didn’t have a contingency plan at backup

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  3. Tigers2384

    This is something the Packers have been highly successful doing, drafting players to develop and flip for a return. Really smart.

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  4. Jim

    yes Packers are very good at this much better then the choke Vikings

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    • JKB

      Because the Browns like Kizer more hen Hundley as well

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  5. bsteady7

    And why do we never see trades of players AFTER they are drafted? Like the NBA does? Always wondered that …

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  6. Phattey

    Packers clearly gunna trade Brett then sign Johnny JamBoogie

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