Report: Packers came close to trading Brett Hundley on Friday

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As the Packers added new players during the draft, they also looked to unload one of their current players.

Green Bay was shopping backup quarterback Brett Hundley and came close to making a deal on the second day of the draft, ESPN reports. There’s no word on which teams the Packers talked to or what kinds of offers they got, but the report says the Packers still believe they can get “much more” than a fifth-round pick for the quarterback they drafted in the fifth round in 2015.

Hundley has talent but hasn’t been able to show it off much while sitting behind Aaron Rodgers. His career stat line is 2-for-10 for 17 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Given that he hasn’t shown much of anything, it’s unclear why the Packers think teams would be higher on him in the trade market now than they were in the draft two years ago.

Hundley has two more years remaining on his rookie contract. Joe Callahan is the only other quarterback under contract to the Packers, although they have reportedly agreed to terms with undrafted free agent Taysom Hill.

73 responses to “Report: Packers came close to trading Brett Hundley on Friday

  1. Came close to trading Hundley? Must have had Doug Whaley on the line before someone in the Bills’ organization ran over and hung up the phone.

  2. “Given that he hasn’t shown much of anything, it’s unclear why the Packers think teams would be higher on him in the trade market now than they were in the draft two years ago.”

    Too much beer, not enough cheese in the soup.

  3. Is there such a thing as too many draft picks?
    It’s starting to look like TTS philosophy is out dated. He let go of Lang, Sitton and keep Clay Mathews.
    Go Pack Go

  4. People would be stupid to give more than a 5th rounder for Hundley. That they’re dealing him around already probably says more about his lack of skill or that he’s causing issues in the locker room, if I’m going to guess.

  5. If he is half as good as Packer fans claim, they should keep him with the years left under contract in case Rodgers gets hurt.

    While Rodgers has finished out the last few seasons, it was with injuries that could have taken him out of games.

  6. 2-10 doesn’t really speak to Hundley’s potential. Against the Saints in the pre season Hundley was 16-23 with four touchdowns. Teams around the league know he has talent. He was injured last preseason and sat out his chance to play, so the hype cooled, but GM’s know what he has.

  7. “Hundley could start on the Browns tomorrow.”

    any QB can start for the browns … surprised they haven’t gotten Krappernick

  8. Did a packer fan seriously say he is worth a 2nd rounder? 2-10, 17 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception. If he is worth a 2nd rounder, then Jimmy Garropollo is worth 25 1st round picks.

  9. Playing well in preseason means nothing. Packer fans are delusional. He’s worth a 6th round pick at best.
    ——————
    Now they are not only off season champs, they are so impressed with themselves in the preseason they are preseason champs too.

  10. Given that he hasn’t shown much of anything, it’s unclear why the Packers think teams would be higher on him in the trade market now than they were in the draft two years ago.
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    Because Ted Thompson lives in an arrogant fantasy world just like cheeseheads. That is why Packer players also say Ted expects players to accept less than market value for the privilege of playing for the Packers. Same misguided arrogant logic.

  11. Hundley has made strides since being selected by GB and has been through McCarthy’s QB school (yes, he does have a way of developing QB talent) – and so there is value there. My guess is if Hundley performs like he did in the preseason 2 years ago when he wasn’t hurt (I believe he was the highest rated QB in the preseason, putting up Rodgers-esque numbers) then they can shop him for a 3rd rounder. Only if he plays significant snaps in real games would GB be able to garner a 2nd rounder for him.

  12. If they came close to moving him in day 2, that means someone was thinking of giving up a 2nd or 3rd rounder for him.

    Obviously, it’s going to be the other GMs that determine his value and not Viking trolls, so we’ll see what ultimately happens. I expect we’ll see a lot of him in the preseason and then see what happens in next year’s draft.

  13. Hundley was the 3rd best QB coming out in his class behind Winston and Mariotta.

    Dak Prescott played well in the pre-seaosn so it certainly has at least some merit. I think he is a quality back up, and if he had to go I think he would do well.

    GB did drive a hard bargain, but they had the leverage, a player that has sat under Rodgers for 2 years with good arm strength and size, a 2nd rnd pick for him, for a team that was REALLY wanting a QB I feel would have been smarter than trading up in the first for one as teams did.

  14. Any information gleamed from preseason results is not nearly as valuable as your own in-house, day to day observation of a player.
    Is he a first in/last guy out kind of guy everyday setting the level of expectation and work ethic for your franchise?
    Does he understand and pick up the subtle nuances of your playbook/game plan from game to game.
    Is his off field behavior what you would expect from the QB/leader of your franchise?
    I’m not a Packer fan, but the questions I raised and several more should all be more important to any GM interested in trading for a potential franchise QB worth a first or second rounder, than a few preseason games played against mostly non-starters after the first quarter.

  15. Anyone who declares for the draft and doesn’t get picked and doesn’t hire an agent , should be allowed to return to college and play football. If you don’t hire an agent, that means that you are still an amateur and as such, bellowed to continue to play college football or any other sport without losing your college eligibility

  16. Doesn’t make sense. Why would a worthless backup QB get traded during the draft? How many existing players ever get traded on draft weekend?

  17. Hundley will be a starter in the NFL someday. He has the ability and is being trained and coached to do so. He just needs some on field experience. AND the kid is as level headed and as nice as you could be. I’d hate to see him leave but it would be a shame to hold him back. He’s worth a lot more than a 5th. That would be a steal. Let’s say a 3rd.
    Next year it will be a 2nd.

  18. NFL is a finicky kind of league. Values and opinions seem to go up and down like the stock market. At some point he will indeed be traded but not for a 5th round draft pick. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and my guess is that next season before the draft he will start to look beautiful in the 2nd round kind of way. It only takes one desperate partner to drive the price up. Many NFL teams are in desperate QB times and have been for years.

  19. Packer posters talking about how well a second stringer plays in the pre season?

    Good God get a life.
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    Says the Vikings fan posting on a packers story on a Sunday afternoon. Seriously, do you guys just not understand irony? This whole thread is full of Viking fans talking smack about our second string qb.

  20. Hundley is no diff that the rookies in you dont know what your getting. I would not be surprised ted was trying to dump him for a while for picks.
    Why he doesnt trade guys liketjlang for picks knowing your not paying him is a mystery. My take is ted hates first rounfd picks because they cost to much. Its all about savingabuck with hima nd the packers

  21. vermontaigne says:
    Apr 30, 2017 1:13 PM
    He’s played well in preseason games. That’s why.
    _________
    Congrats. Now, if teams start playing 4th stringers, practice squad players, and construction workers on defense during the regular season, you really got yourselves something there!

  22. taintedsaints2009 says:
    Apr 30, 2017 2:02 PM
    Did a packer fan seriously say he is worth a 2nd rounder? 2-10, 17 yards, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception.
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    It looks like a Teddy Bridgewater star line and the Barney fans keep trying to pass him off as a franchise quarterback.
    And it only cost them a 2nd and a 4th to move up eight spots for the honor of drafting him.
    skoLOL!

  23. Whats the point ted. Spielman who stole thepast three drafts got the best running back n the draft traded back after that and got the ilbthey wanted thentraded back and got 4 seven round picks. And ted oh we will consider getting rid of our 1 hint i hate paying money for top players.

  24. Smith writes some crazy stuff sometimes. The line is correct – 2 for 10. It is also correct that he has not played much. But anybody who has seen him when he has been healthy or has watched him in practice knows what he can do against NFL players – which is why I had thought that some of the smarter GM’s might have elected to trade for him rather than relying on getting an untested ( against NFL competition) . Now success in Green Bay doesnt mean that you are a winner elsewhere, Matt Flynn being an example. But Brunell, Brooks, Hasselback etc have proven that it works also. This is the make it year for Hundley ( ie preseason) and I wouldnt expect TT to have given him away in case something unfortunated slows AR down for a game or two.

  25. One thing we know that’s a fact, if the day ever comes that Hundley is released and not traded, he’ll be on the baney’s roster the following day.

  26. conormacleod says:
    Apr 30, 2017 4:12 PM

    Congrats. Now, if teams start playing 4th stringers, practice squad players, and construction workers on defense during the regular season, you really got yourselves something there!
    —————

    Well,the Packers do the Vikings twice a year.

  27. pkrlvr says:
    Apr 30, 2017 4:04 PM
    Packer posters talking about how well a second stringer plays in the pre season?

    Good God get a life.
    ———
    Says the Vikings fan posting on a packers story on a Sunday afternoon. Seriously, do you guys just not understand irony? This whole thread is full of Viking fans talking smack about our second string qb.
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    Never mind me, you have a great second string quarterback, who plays good in the preseason, and will help the packers when another preseason Super Bowl. And the breakup of AR with OM, will help the packers win a Super Bowl. And an old lineman from NO is another piece to another Super Bowl. The list keeps going, and going, and going………

  28. Admittedly, you can’t evaluate on pre season, all those great stats in preseason were against players who got cut 2 weeks later.

    Still, he has talent, a gun for an arm, mobile and fast. Given most teams have 3 Qb’s for a total of 96 in the NFL (at least two on the final 53 with one stashed on the practice squad) Hundley is probably in the top half and could easily start for the Vikings or Browns. Not that either team could recognize a QB if they landed in the their lap.

  29. Hundley is a poor man’s Jason Campbell…a lot of players play well in the preseason….especially backups…because they are playing against the other teams backups…is it that hard for Packers fans to understand how football works? Every team has players that tear it up in the preseason and sometimes don’t even make the team…because preseason stats mean nothing…

  30. Considering the propensity of the Packers to provide starting quarterbacks to other teams throughout the league over the years, their reputation for identifying talent at that position is well-known and respected.

    We’re there’s smoke, there’s fire. If they felt they should get “much more than a 5th” for him, you can bet he’s worth it.

    I’d rather keep him. If Rodgers goes down, they can still win with this guy. They’re seeing something in this player and I somehow trust the judgment of the Packer staff more than I do Packer-hating trolls.

    Call me crazy.

  31. He put up good, very good numbers against other scrubs in the pre-season.

    Here’s the catch – he put up better numbers than a certain QB to the west of GB did against those same scrubs.

    If Hundley isn’t all that great because he played scrubs – wjat is Bridgewater for doing less against the same scrubs?

  32. Abe Lincoln said it’s better to be thought a fool than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
    Many who post in here should heed his advice.
    First, people called the Packers about Hundley and good GM’s listen when people call about your backups.
    Second, with all the money that has been forked over to back up QB’s recently, it’s no wonder the Packers listened. These nutty GM’s and owners are willing to fork over crazy things to acquire QB’s. Case in point, Brock Osweiler and Mark Sanchez, for instance. Those two wouldn’t know a good QB if they saw one, yet teams have been willing to hand them millions of dollars to go stink up the joint.

  33. every vikings player was a bust. over 50 years!? not one championship!? i think you guys are concentrating on the wrong team. answer me this… who ended your playoff hopes last season? you guys are 12-23-1 against us since 2000. but i guess i see why you’re so upset. id be mad too if i talked so much and my team failed to even compete.

  34. vermontaigne says:
    Apr 30, 2017 1:13 PM
    He’s played well in preseason games. That’s why.
    ____________________________
    Playing great in the preseason is very important. Just ask the 2008 Lions.

  35. Pack should keep him and make him their playoff QB, like a relief pitcher. What’s the worst that could happen, an embarrassing playoff loss?

  36. siuleno says:
    Apr 30, 2017 7:31 PM
    but i guess i see why you’re so upset. id be mad too if i talked so much and my team failed to even compete.

    —-
    You must be furious every waking day after seeing the packers constantly get owned when it really counts.

    All of America saw what the Falcons did to the Packers.

    It was even broadcast on Comedy Central.

  37. contra74 says:
    Apr 30, 2017 9:21 PM
    It was even broadcast on Comedy Central.
    //////////////////////////////////////

    Fake News.

    Comedy? That’s what you’re looking for? Try the on-line video released earlier this week entitled “The Minnesota Vikings, A Legacy of Failure.”

    Not Fake News.

  38. contra74 says:
    Apr 30, 2017 9:21 PM
    siuleno says:
    Apr 30, 2017 7:31 PM
    but i guess i see why you’re so upset. id be mad too if i talked so much and my team failed to even compete.

    —-
    You must be furious every waking day after seeing the packers constantly get owned when it really counts.

    All of America saw what the Falcons did to the Packers.

    It was even broadcast on Comedy Central.
    ————————————————–

    You are such a liar.
    That show was preempted by the Barney’s regular season highlights.
    skoLOL!!!

    Odd, so much vitriol from a pathetic 3rd place fan base.
    Shouldn’t you Dolts be worrying about how your team is going to hold off the Bears this season?

  39. why would i be furious? i’ve seen my team win super bowls. it’s an amazing feeling. you should pick another team to root for so you can experience it. oh, and did you hear!? the trophy is named after a Packer’s coach.

  40. Rolo Tomassi says:
    Apr 30, 2017 1:01 PM
    Is there such a thing as too many draft picks?
    It’s starting to look like TTS philosophy is out dated. He let go of Lang, Sitton and keep Clay Mathews.
    Go Pack Go

    @Rolo – Clay benefits himself by playing the most important position in a 3-4 D. Also, while not blowing up the league, he’s been having solid seasons and still cranks out game changing plays.

    I loved Sitton and Lang and was sorry to see them go. Again, guards are low on the importance scale. That’s why David Baccatiari and Nick Perry got deals and they didn’t.

    Say what you want about Ted. Eight straight playoff years and 2 NFC Champ appearances in three years is pretty damn good. Something is going right in GB.

  41. Rolo my boy, the Bears gave away the farm to move up one spot for a one year starter at QB and you are here questioning the Packers moves?

    That’s almost as bad as the vikings trolls who criticized TT in the off season for signing offensive players and not helping the defense and then crawfishing and complaining he didn’t sign an “elite” RB with our first pick in the draft.

    Trolls are gunna hate no matter what the Packers do. King could end up being the best DB in the draft and the trolls would still call it a failure.

  42. Yeah, the Packers never get anything for their backups – never mind the fact that Mark Brunell, Matt Hasselbeck, and Aaron Brooks all fetched 3rd round picks or higher. Hundley will be on that list.

  43. Given the fact of how desperate NFL teams are to find there quarterback of the future and Hundley is sitting behind the best quarterback in the NFL now for 2 years the same way Aaron Sat behind Brett Favre to learn slowly puts Hundley miles ahead of any drafted QB this year. I would say he would be worth at least a 2nd or 3rd pick but I glad he is still a Packer. You must have a decent backup QB today. P.S. Why didn’t TT draft Bucky Hodges TE in the 7th round at #20. Then the Vikings take him. Steal of the day.

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