Green Bay Nearly Traded Backup QB Hundley During NFL Draft

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The Green Bay Packers are fortunate enough to have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Aaron Rodgers.


With the Packers, not in need of a quarterback, especially with Rodgers not going anywhere in the near future, it is more than likely going to happen that they ship backup Brett Hundley within the next year.

Per profootballrumors.com, the Packers had their backup quarterback Hundley on the trading block during the 20174 NFL draft.  They nearly pulled the trigger during the draft, but the right deal never showed up and they decided to keep him, at least for the time being.  The Packers will likely trade him before his contract is up in 2018.

This isn’t the first time that the Packers had been interested in trading Hundley, and it won’t be the last.  Rob Demovsky, who covers the Packers for ESPN, reported earlier this month that the Packers intend to deal Hundley within the next calendar year.

With many teams in the league looking for their own franchise quarterback, the likelihood of Hundley remaining in Green Bay is very minimal.  Teams will pay some big money for his potential and the Packers just can’t do that, especially with a backup quarterback.  With Rodgers as the starting quarterback, teams that are interested in the rights for Hundley will likely need to view and look at his time in college and the preseason.

Not too long ago, the Packers lost a backup quarterback to a handsome payday.  The Seattle Seahawks gave a nice chunk of change to the potential of Matt Flynn following a nice couple starts for the team in place of Rodgers.  His last start was likely the reason he got the payday, he threw for nearly 500 yards and six touchdowns against the Detroit Lions during the season finale of the 2011 football season.

It wasn’t long before Flynn was out as starting quarterback.  He was originally brought in to battle Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job, but they both were beat out by then rookie Russell Wilson.

Could the same scenario happen to Hundley, or does he have a shot at stardom in the NFL?

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