Brett Hundley will be the backup quarterback behind Kyler Murray in Arizona this fall. He would only be of interest to Fantasy managers if Murray were to miss some playing time. Hopefully that doesn't happen.
Hundley signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Sunday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Hundley operated as the team's backup behind Kyler Murray in 2019, seeing most of his action Week 16 when Murray exited with a hamstring injury. Overall, the 26-year-old completed five of 11 passes for 49 yards and rushed seven times for 41 yards in three appearances. Hundley will likely be the No. 2 QB again for the 2020 campaign.
Hundley completed five of 11 passes for 49 yards and rushed seven times for 41 yards in three appearances during the 2019 season. Hundley received most of his work Week 16 when Kyler Murray exited with a hamstring injury, but otherwise, the latter led the Cardinals offense for the vast majority of his rookie campaign. An upcoming unrestricted free agent, Hundley likely is poised for a backup role, at best, wherever he lands this offseason.
Brett Hundley is preparing for the possibility of replacing Kyler Murray (hamstring) as the Cardinals' starting quarterback Sunday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. A limited practice participant throughout the week, Murray is listed as questionable and considered to be a game-day decision. The Cardinals seem to be preparing for the rookie to miss the season finale, as Hundley received most of the practice reps this week, while another signal-caller in Drew Anderson promoted from the practice squad. A road matchup with the Rams doesn't look great on paper for Hundley, but there's been some talk of Los Angeles coach Sean McVay resting key players or at least limiting their snaps.
Hundley entered Sunday's 27-13 win over the Seahawks midway through the third quarter after Kyler Murray left with a strained hamstring, and he finished the afternoon by completing four of nine passes for 49 yards and adding 35 rushing yards on six carries. The Cards' backup QB wasn't particularly effective, but with Kenyan Drake having another big day on the ground, the team didn't need much offense from its passing game. Given that Arizona is long out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be a surprise if Murray gets shut down Week 17 and Hundley -- who had seen only three snaps all year coming into Sunday -- gets the start against the Rams.
Hundley is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hundley didn't see the field for a single snap while backing up Russell Wilson in 2018. He'll figure to compete for a backup role behind starting quarterback Josh Rosen while in Arizona.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|2||09/20||Washington Football Team||25||22.75|
|5||10/11||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|12||11/29||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|13||12/06||Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|14||12/13||@New York Giants||29||23.88|
|16||12/27||San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|17||01/03||@Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|3 Year Avg||60.6||628||3||4||104||1||49|