Datone Jones dubs Brett Hundley a “future Hall of Famer”

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The timeline may not work as smoothly, but the Packers could be in the early days of their third straight Canton-bound signal caller, according to one of his former teammates.

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Datone Jones (a first-round pick of the Packers who had bounced around the rest of the NFC North this year) thinks Hundley will join the immortals, at some point.

Brett Hundley is a great quarterback,” Jones said. “He’s a future Hall of Famer. I have no bad things to say about Brett Hundley. He’s a great guy.”

Jones played with Hundley at UCLA, and at Green Bay.

“Brett Hundley, he’s an all-star,” Jones said. “Brett’s sat behind Aaron Rodgers for a few years now. He could have easily been one of the top quarterbacks coming out of the draft, so just learning from [Packers coach Mike] McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers, I don’t think he has anything to worry about.”

The Packers and their fans will worry, until further notice. Hundley gets his first real chance to show what he can do on Sunday, with the Saints coming to town and amazingly favored by nearly a touchdown. Future visitors to Lambeau Field won’t enter with such expectations if Hundley can make Jones look like a prophet.

41 responses to “Datone Jones dubs Brett Hundley a “future Hall of Famer”

  1. Yep, Mike McCarthy is a bad coach. It’s easy winning Super Bowls. Ask any NFL coach. Can’t believe he hasn’t been fired by now.

  2. Funny, and I’m a packer fan. Time will tell if he’s gonna be good. He will have plenty of chances to prove it.

  3. The idea that a regular season stat monkey like Rodgers who only won one SB only because he had a great defense that year might be considered for the HOF is nauseating.

  4. Lots of QBs have talent. Yet to be seen how much Hundley possesses but more importantly see if he has “it”. What sets the Rodgers and Bradys and other hall of farmers apart is their ability (it) to win consistently when all is against them. Will Hundley be able to win games with Hail Marys? Will he be able to consistently win a game with a TD in the final seconds? Will he be cerebral enough to draw the defense off sides and direct his offense to score on the play? Rodgers commonly wins games with free plays or with drives extended by defensive penalties that he was able to exploit. He’s a master at it.

    Should be fun to watch Hundley to see if he has it. And if he doesn’t, how does it affect the packers ability to score enough points to keep their bad defense in the game.

  5. Talk is cheap. It’s a bit premature to say he’s going to be a HoFer when he has barely played. What exactly does he have to base that on other than he was his teammate in college? Plenty of ‘great’ QBs have washed out in the NFL while others who weren’t considered good enough (Brady, Montana, etc) excelled in the NFL even though they didn’t have the ‘measurables’. Only time will tell and he’ll have some time to show if he’s the QB of the future or not.

  6. In his defense, Hundley often practiced against the Packers defense and we all know that every QB looks like a hall of famer when going against the Packers defense.

  7. Man what if Huntley takes Rodgers spot and then Rodgers goes to…Minnesota to be the qb there and leads his team to the NFC Championship game while never letting his old team to beat him?

  8. mysterytonite says:
    October 21, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    Man what if Huntley takes Rodgers spot and then Rodgers goes to…Minnesota to be the qb there and leads his team to the NFC Championship game while never letting his old team to beat him?
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    You do realise Rodgers did eventually beat Favre rather handily and more than once.

  9. mysterytonite says:
    October 21, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Man what if Huntley takes Rodgers spot and then Rodgers goes to…Minnesota to be the qb there and leads his team to the NFC Championship game while never letting his old team to beat him?

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    Wouldn’t Rodgers would have to spend a year with the Jets first?

  10. Jones is a first-round bust that has already been cut by three teams. I wouldn’t put much “stock” into what he thinks about HOF projections.

  11. dansardo says:
    October 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm
    The idea that a regular season stat monkey like Rodgers who only won one SB only because he had a great defense that year might be considered for the HOF is nauseating.
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    This is the dumbest comment on the internet this year.

  12. droppedinagreasefire says:
    October 21, 2017 at 9:33 pm
    I just hope someday Rodgers can manup and talk to his Mom.
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    I hope some day people focus on their own lives, instead of obsessing over athletes or celebritys.

    Hundley was the 3rd best QB behind Mariotta and Winston in that class, and while there will be going pains there always is with a QB. He will show improvement tomorrow and hopefully can make a larger stride coming out of the bye week. HOF I doubt it, a good enough starter that can keep the team treading water when one of the best in the league goes down. I believe so.

  13. As much as I appreciate Jones’ assessment, I just want Brett to play well tomorrow.
    Competent play and ball security will go a long way to easing fears in Packerland.
    Playing smart and not squandering opportunities will be essential too.
    Defense need to get back to fundamental tackling.
    Something that’s been sorely lacking early in this season.

    Hundley doesn’t need to go out and try and be Aaron Rodgers.
    That’s just a recipe for disaster.
    From listening to this kid from draft day on, he seems to have his head in the right place.
    And it’s obvious he has the physical tools for the position.
    Will he be able to put it all together?
    This is one of those moments that make football such a great, exciting sport and this will obviously be an intriguing storyline throughout the NFL season.

    Above all, I definitely believe this team is better equipped to withstand the prolonged absence of Rodgers than last time, when Thompson left the cupboard bare at the backup position. AKA: The Seneca Wallace/Scott Tolzien/Matt Flynn fiasco.

  14. The idea that a regular season stat monkey like Rodgers who only won one SB only because he had a great defense that year might be considered for the HOF is nauseating.
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    So is the idea of having to read another one of your posts. Please spare us that indignity in the future.

  15. Three interceptions in his first appearance…definately HOF…LOL
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    A football genius is speaking here folks, let’s listen.

  16. Wow, a former Viking, Datone Jones, telling the world the Packers’ backup QB will be a hall of famer. 3 in a row???? Wow.

    No wonder we’re talking about the 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers!!

    GoPackGo!!

  17. After looking at the schedule for the next 8 weeks… I could see the packers being 8-6. The next 2 weeks are paramount, if GB loses both? Then it’s 7-7 or worse. I see it after 14 games:Vikings 9-5.. Packers 8-6.. Lions 8-6. I hope Rodgers makes it back for the Viking game, that’s gonna be great.
    Skol!

  18. Slow down Dat One. I think he’s talented too, but we’re not Viking fans. We can’t be designating stardom on wishes.

  19. I really trust this guys expertise on qb’s. This comes from an expert that couldn’t even make the Viking team.

  20. I’m still wrapping my head around all the clamoring from the usual suspects wanting to replace Hundley with Kaepernick…funny stuff…

  21. Vikings fans need to rip on the Packers again? Funny coming from a the same city that the Lakers and North Stars could not wait to move from. The real score is Packers 13 Vikings 0 as in championships!

  22. It’s probably true. Huntley is a Packer and backup to a future Hall of Fame QB, so he probably has a lot of information he could talk to the public about if the Hall gave him a job. Huntley would be an amazing addition to the Hall of Fame customer relations or research team in Canton. Guy definitely has that kind of Hall of Fame potential.

    Maybe he can go be a “Hall of Famer” in another 1.5 years after he falls out of the league entirely.

  23. golforepar says:
    October 22, 2017 at 8:43 am
    Vikings fans need to rip on the Packers again? Funny coming from a the same city that the Lakers and North Stars could not wait to move from. The real score is Packers 13 Vikings 0 as in championships!

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    Slow your roll there sparky. Now that Rodgers is out the packer band wagon fans are jumping ship. Won’t be long before the San Antonio Packers will be bringing up the rear.

  24. When an article is written about their brand new QB, no less than 7 Packer fans have chosen to comment about the Vikings. Very strange priorities east of the border.

  25. The idea that a regular season stat monkey like Rodgers who only won one SB only because he had a great defense that year might be considered for the HOF is nauseating.

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    Dude, the Packers defense was not any better then than they are now, gimme a break.

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