The trade leaves DeShone Kizer as the unquestioned No. 2 quarterback in Green Bay, while the Seahawks now have a cloudy backup situation involving Hundley, Austin Davis and Alex McGough. A 2015 fifth-round pick, Hundley finally received extended playing time last season while Aaron Rodgers was sidelined by injury and failed to take advantage of the opportunity. He averaged 7.5 yards across 36 rush attempts, but his impact on the ground was negated by a mark of 5.8 yards per pass attempt and a 9:12 TD:INT. For what it's worth, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle expects Hundley to step in ahead of Davis and McGough on the depth chart, thus serving as the top understudy to Russell Wilson.
Hundley went 8-for-14 passing for 78 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during Friday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Hundley guided the de facto first-team offense for the Packers with Aaron Rodgers sitting out, suggesting that he's still considered the team's top backup option despite the offseason addition of Deshone Kizer. Despite not throwing for a touchdown, Hundley still outplayed Kizer on the night, potentially cementing himself as the top backup with one week remaining in the preseason. Either way, it would be surprising if the Packers didn't hold on to three quarterbacks through roster cuts.
Hundley started Thursday's preseason opener and completed 9-of-14 passes for 108 yards. He tossed a touchdown and also threw an interception in the contest.
With Aaron Rodgers being held out, Hundley got the nod over fellow quarterback DeShone Kizer, and it was a successful night outside of the interception and a fumble, which the Packers recovered. Hundley made several quality throws, including a perfect 48-yard bomb to Davante Adams to set up the Packers' first score of the night. Kizer played well, too, and the two remain essentially neck-and-neck to open the season in the backup spot, with Hundley holding the slight edge given his experience in the Packers' system.
Hundley is expected to start Thursday's preseason contest versus the Titans, Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Just as he did nine times for an absent Aaron Rodgers last season, Hundley will be under center from the outset Thursday. During those outings, Hundley managed to complete 61.4 percent of his passes for 186.6 yards per game and eight touchdowns versus nine interceptions. A lack of experience showed with inconsistency from week to week. While he directed the Packers to a trio of victories and nearly a fourth against the Steelers in Week 12, he was also shut out by the Ravens and Vikings. In the offseason, the Packers traded for 2017 second-round selection DeShone Kizer, but the coaching staff's familiarity with Hundley likely gives him the upper hand in the battle for the No. 2 job.
Hundley is on the roster bubble in Green Bay, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Hundley was underwhelming in his nine starts last season while Aaron Rodgers missed time with a broken collarbone -- especially since the 2015 fifth-rounder had spent over two seasons in the Packers system learning behind the two-time MVP quarterback. Green Bay seemingly expressed their disappointment in him this offseason by trading 2015 first-rounder Damarious Randall to the Browns in exchange for QB DeShone Kizer, who by all accounts is the favorite to secure the No. 2 gig in advance of Week 1. Hundley's best chance at sticking around seems to be if the Packers keep a third signal caller, but that seems unlikely.
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