Cardinals Re-Sign Brett Hundley, Chris Banjo

The Cardinals are re-signing QB Brett Hundley, the team announced. Hundley joined Arizona last March after serving as Russell Wilson‘s clipboard holder in Seattle in 2018.

Hundley, who at one time was viewed as a potential starter, has settled in as a QB2. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2015 draft and saw his most extended action in 2017, when Aaron Rodgers was lost to injury. Hundley went 3-6 in his nine starts for Green Bay that year, and the Packers traded him to the Seahawks in August 2018 in exchange for a sixth-round selection.

The former UCLA standout was Kyler Murray‘s backup for Murrary’s rookie campaign in 2019, and Arizona apparently likes the current layout of its quarterback room. Like Murray, one of Hundley’s best assets is his legs, so the team would not need to alter its offense too much if something should happen to Murray.

The Cardinals will also re-sign safety Chris Banjo, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network (via Twitter). Banjo has long been respected for his work as a special teams ace, and he will reprise that role with Arizona in 2020.

The former UDFA spent the first three-plus years of his career with the Packers, and he caught on with the Saints in November 2016. New Orleans actually agreed to a three-year extension with Banjo last March, but he surprisingly did not survive final roster cuts. He went on a few workouts after being cut by New Orleans and ultimately signed with the Cards.

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4 comments on “Cardinals Re-Sign Brett Hundley, Chris Banjo

  1. bumpy93

    Cards seem to be making a few smart decisions. They aren’t all frontpage worthy, but nice solid moves IMO. If they shock everybody and take Lamb at #8 ( or juedy/ruggs) they could be one fun team to watch with Murray, Hopkins, Kirk, Fitzgerald, and one of the ” big 3″ WR’s

    • khopper10

      They’d be better served working on the line or defense than adding a 4th receiver

  2. crosseyedlemon

    It’s a terrible feeling when you realize you having nothing that will work as a banjo joke.

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