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 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.
Hundley completed 14 of 24 passes for 172 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 35-11 loss to Detroit. He also lost a fumble and converted a two-point conversion during the contest.
By the time Hundley hooked up with Randall Cobb for a 17-yard score early in the fourth quarter, the game was already effectively out of reach. Hundley seemed to revert back to his early-season struggles in the season's final two weeks. The UCLA product had a touchdown:interception ratio of six:one in Weeks 12 to 14, sat behind Aaron Rodgers in Week 15, and then preceded to throw four picks and just one touchdown against Minnesota and Detroit to end the season. He figures to return to his spot behind a healthy Rodgers in 2018.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday that Hundley would remain the team's starting quarterback Week 17 against the Lions, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "Not sure why you'd want to pull the quarterback," McCarthy said. "There's a lot more going on than just the quarterback."
Though the Packers were shut out for the second time in Hundley's eight starts in Saturday's 16-0 loss to the Vikings, McCarthy noted that a slew of dropped passes from the team's receiving corps contributed to the signal caller's demise. As a result, the Packers won't turn the offense over to backup Joe Callahan, but it will be difficult nonetheless to bank on Hundley turning in a solid performance in the season finale, especially with his top two wideouts -- Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) -- at risk of missing the contest. Hundley has had a few positive moments while filing in for the injured Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), but his 5.7 yards per attempt and 8:10 TD:INT ratio render him a lower-tier fantasy option.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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|2016||Green Bay Packers||4||0||10||2||20.0||17||1.70||9||0||1||0/0||0||0||0.0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||11||9||316||192||60.8||1836||5.81||55||9||12||29/197||17||4||70.6|
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|2016||Green Bay Packers||4||0||3||-2||-0.7||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||11||9||36||270||7.5||24||2||3||21|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||4||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Green Bay Packers||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Green Bay Packers||4||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||11||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|