Packers trade Brett Hundley to Seahawks

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Russell Wilson will have a new backup quarterback, and so will Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers have traded quarterback Brett Hundley, who filled in after Rodgers’ injury last season, to the Seahawks, according to ESPN. Seattle is sending an undisclosed 2019 draft pick to Green Bay in the deal.

Hundley did not play particularly well last season as the Packers struggled in Rodgers’ absence, and the Packers traded for former Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer this offseason. So it’s not surprising that Hundley was traded.

The Packers now have two backup quarterbacks on their roster, Kizer and Tim Boyle. Hundley joins Austin Davis and seventh-round rookie Alex McGough behind Wilson on the Seahawks’ depth chart.

104 responses to “Packers trade Brett Hundley to Seahawks

  1. Oh what happened Packers fans??
    ANOTHER Ted Thompson draft pick not pan out like you thought??
    Hey Datone Jones, I thought Hundley was gonna be a Star QB?

    What a total bust!
    Cheddarheads better pray A-Rod doesn’t break his collarbone AGAIN
    With Kizer as the only backup QB now, Green Bay would be headed for last place

  2. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out in Green Bay, but I wish him all the best in Seattle. Now Kizer needs to step up. Hope they get to keep Boyle around. He looks like he has some potential.

  3. Good luck to Brett. Wished it had gone better for him last season when he got his shot in GB, but by all accounts he has been a fine person and teammate. Best wishes, enjoyed having you in GB.

  4. I recall one of the Packer fans on this board opining that Hundley should fetch two first-rounders and a second rounder in trade. Is that what they got?

  5. Not a surprise.

    If you ever read me here you know I laughed at people still trashing on Hundley when the Pack will be cutting him soon.

    Now a trade even better. We got something for him. Score!

    And guess what? Now Vikings fans will say he is good and the Seahawks got the better of this deal😉

  6. Not even surprising. Hope Rodgers doesn’t get hurt again, but Kizer maybe an upgrade.

  7. If the Packers got anything in return for Hundley, even a 7th rounder, it’s a steal for them.

  8. electricboogalo says:
    “Next stop: Minnesota.”
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    Favre would be proud if it happens.

  9. Not a big fan of this move. The Hawks should have waited to see what the Ravens are going to do with RG3. Would rather have him as a backup. Hundley is not a step up from Davis or McGough in my opinion. Stay healthy Russell!

  10. If you watched any Browns game last season, you’d know that Kizer is definitely not an upgrade over Hundley. Not even close.

  11. Hundley made a lot of improvement this offseason and Seattle’s backups are worse. Also, from on offense fit, this makes even more sense with Hundley’s running ability and skills at creating outside the pocket. Win-win.

  12. LOL…..

    I don’t understand why he was traded. I mean packer fans were drooling over an 82 passer rating a couple of weeks ago.

    McCarthy: “..I still believe in Brett Hundley.”
    Obviously Aaron and Gute didn’t.

  13. Hundley had a full 3 years in the Packers system before he stepped onto the big stage last season and he clearly wasn’t ready for Prime Time. Why McCarthy wasn’t held to account for his poor performance is a shame. Then flash forward to this pre-season where he showed great improvement but since its only the preseason, who knows for sure if its an illusion (us Packer fans are not experts in illusions, the specialty of Viking fans)

    But there is no way Hundley could be on the 53 man roster come Sept 9th, he had his chance and he blew it. The Packers played their hand perfectly, they let Hundley shine in the preseason games and got whatever they could for him. I don’t care if it’s a 7th rounder, it’s better than nothing, his value to the Packers come Sept 9th is zero.

  14. If either Wilson or Rodgers goes down, it doesn’t matter who the man stepping in will be. You, I, Hundley, the season is lost. But, to get anything more than a bag of chips for Hundley was a great trade for the Packers. A 6th rounder? Ya, no brainer.

  15. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:22 am

    And guess what? Now Vikings fans will say he is good and the Seahawks got the better of this deal😉
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    No we won’t. Unlike Packer fans, we were paying attention last year.

  16. .
    Hundley’s mobility may be more of an asset in the Seattle style offense. He could become a good complement to Russell Wilson.
    .

  17. I can’t say I’m surprised. I think this writing has been on the wall since McCarthy cited “lack of preparedness” when talking about Hundley’s struggles last year. I think that same thing is what cost Alex Van Pelt his job as well.

    Here’s wishing Hundley a good career. He seems like a decent enough guy and Seattle’s offense may very well prove a much better fit for him. Hundley’s game would seem to be closer to Russel Wilson’s game than to Aaron Rodgers’ game, as pertains to using his legs early and often.

  18. Actually a pretty good move by Gute….to get a 7th rounder after last year is pretty impressive…as a Vikings fan, it is too bad GB didn’t have him as a GM sooner…it is so much fun when both teams are good…I love the trash talk…not the grade school name-calling crap but the good, educated trash talk

  19. The Packers are diligently adding more draft capital and adding depth while not giving up players that were probably going to be cut.

    Perhaps they are trying to get enough ammunition to trade for Mack?

  20. Does make you wonder what the play is here.

    Wilson is durable has heck and they kept Davis last year as the backup.

    Why trade for Hundley to ostensibly sit on the bench unless you think he has potential to at least be used as leverage during Wilson’s next contract; which if he does he’s kept it hidden.

    Also isn’t this the last year of his rookie deal?

    Odd move.

  21. seabrawk12 says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:34 am
    Not a big fan of this move. The Hawks should have waited to see what the Ravens are going to do with RG3. Would rather have him as a backup. Hundley is not a step up from Davis or McGough in my opinion. Stay healthy Russell!
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    I agree totally. Would have made more sense to trade a 4th or 5th to get Bridgewater from the Jets.

  22. Packers get Seattle’s 6th rounder and keep the backup they really wanted to keep in Kizer. Win-win. Good luck, Brett, the change of scenery will be good for you.

  23. The Packers HAD to trade Hundley!
    After giving up on former 1st-rounder D. Randall by trading him to Cleveland for D. Kizer, there’s NO WAY Green Bay would have kept Hundley

    They would have looked more inept than they already do!

  24. Guys got a great attitude…he’s just not very good. Remember Viking fans saying there’s no way Hundley could be traded?? 6th rounder isn’t a bad haul for someone you were going to cut anyway.

  25. Not surprising many commenters ill-informed and basing totally on last season. QBs can improve and Hundley has. But of course they’re smarter than John Schneider,Pete Carroll and their pro scouts.

  26. seabrawk12 says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Not a big fan of this move. The Hawks should have waited to see what the Ravens are going to do with RG3. Would rather have him as a backup. Hundley is not a step up from Davis or McGough in my opinion. Stay healthy Russell!
    ________

    I hope this isn’t the end for McGough. I had the time of my life last week in the fourth quarter of the preseason game against the Vikings when Paul Allen kept talking about McGough (pronounced Magoo). “I’m not booing, I’m McGough-ing!”

  27. More Vikings trolls here than Packer fans. Insecure fan base.

    I think every Packer fan in the country is celebrating today knowing Hundley is out the door. NO ONE wanted him around after the debacle last season and, despite what the trolls above are indicating, nobody was bragging about the genius of this Ted Thompson pick. Truth is, he was terrible and we took our lumps last year because of it. But in reality, EVERY team misses on lots of picks EVERY year. Even whatever your preferred team is. Packers included. And quarterback especially is hard to score on.

    But in the end, good riddance to Hundley, but good luck to him as well. Seemed like a good guy and teammate. Hopefully he hones his skill and actually finds some success in a new city.

  28. It’s a shame. Hundley could have been a day 1 starter at any of the offensive line positions for the Vikings. We could have probably gotten a first round pick for him from them, and they’d have extended him for a bunch of guaranteed money even though he’d merely be a minor upgrade from what they have now.

  29. A 6th seems a bit too high a price for a serviceable backup. Good deal for GB. I would think a 6th for Hundley and a 7th.

  30. this move is a commentary on Austin Davis, and little else. he’s thrown too many pre-season picks, and isn’t good enough, so they must think Hundley is an upgrade. only other qb on the roster is the 7th round pick from this year, and no way they want to throw him into the mix.

    trevone boykin was actually a pretty decent player who looked good when he played pre-season ball, but back-ups don’t get to have off the field issues.

  31. I am a Packers fan and I am thrilled we got a mid round pick for Hundley. Hundley stinks! And by the way, I am not one of those Packers fans who raved about Hundley.
    Hundley is a guy who can look okay in pre-season, but will always play terrible in real games. Why? Because the only thing he knows how to do is chew gum!
    Mike McCarthy slammed him in his post-season press conference last season by saying he was not prepared as well as he should have been after being with the Packers for 2 years plus. That was an indictment of his work ethic.
    The Seahawks handed Matt Flynn a boat load of money to get him away from the Packers. They found out fast that it was a mistake and gave the job to Russell Wilson. They are going to think Matt Flynn was Joe Montana compared to Hundley if they have to watch Hundley play!!
    Thanks Seahawks!! Because Hundley was going to get cut anyway!!

  32. magnusthe1st says:

    I think every Packer fan in the country is celebrating today knowing Hundley is out the door. NO ONE wanted him around after the debacle last season and, despite what the trolls above are indicating, nobody was bragging about the genius of this Ted Thompson pick.

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    No one except his Zenmaster head coach, management, numerous GB devotees in the press and TONS of Packer-backers here. But there’s no worries, really. We understand. There’s nothing new about Packer fans making it up as they go.

  33. seahawkboymike says:
    August 29, 2018 at 11:51 am
    Obviously, it’ll turn out to be a conditional 6th.
    And maybe now that Hundley is on a good team he’ll look better. The Packers are 7-9 garbage.

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    I was under the impression that trading Hundley to the Seahawks would improve them, as they have Russell Wilson and then a bunch of people literally no one has ever heard of.

    I mean, it’s not like the Seahawks have a chance for the playoffs this year, as the clear #4 in their division.

  34. “I can’t say I’m surprised. I think this writing has been on the wall since McCarthy cited “lack of preparedness” when talking about Hundley’s struggles last year.”
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    What McCarthy failed to emphasize in citing the lack of preparedness was that it was HIS lack of preparedness that caused Hundley to suck…

  35. whatjusthapped says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:45 am
    Hundley had a full 3 years in the Packers system before he stepped onto the big stage last season and he clearly wasn’t ready for Prime Time. Why McCarthy wasn’t held to account for his poor performance is a shame. Then flash forward to this pre-season where he showed great improvement but since its only the preseason, who knows for sure if its an illusion (us Packer fans are not experts in illusions, the specialty of Viking fans)

    But there is no way Hundley could be on the 53 man roster come Sept 9th, he had his chance and he blew it. The Packers played their hand perfectly, they let Hundley shine in the preseason games and got whatever they could for him. I don’t care if it’s a 7th rounder, it’s better than nothing, his value to the Packers come Sept 9th is zero.
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    Pay attention everyone. This is how you spin a complete and utter 3 year developmental failure by an organization through green and yellow glasses. Kudos to you. (Slow Clap)

  36. Actually I blame all this waste of time on Ted the genius. Ted used some loser out in CA who probably smoked dope, attended some pac 10 games and sent Ted an email on who the thought would be spectacular in GB.
    4 of those were busts, including Hundley and soon to be released T Davis. The other two got creamed in pre season and quit football.

  37. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:48 am

    No we won’t. Unlike Packer fans, we were paying attention last year.
    +++++

    But not too Damarious Randall apparently, who purples elevated to something meaningful just to take shots at the Pack.

  38. fansince68 says:

    magnusthe1st says:

    I think every Packer fan in the country is celebrating today knowing Hundley is out the door. NO ONE wanted him around after the debacle last season and, despite what the trolls above are indicating, nobody was bragging about the genius of this Ted Thompson pick.

    *****************

    No one except his Zenmaster head coach, management, numerous GB devotees in the press and TONS of Packer-backers here. But there’s no worries, really. We understand. There’s nothing new about Packer fans making it up as they go.

    ********************

    Wrong, wrong and wrong. McCarthy did what any coach has to do: tow the company line on players he has until he’s told he no longer has them. You could tell he knew he was crap, but what other options did he have? As for management, yeah. You’re right on that. Ted Thompson stuck by his guy like he always did and it cost him his job (as it should have). And of course, there are always a few, but vocal, minority of fans that claim ANY player is the best as long as he’s on their team no matter who it really is. Vikings have them too, so this is no different (to my original point). McLeod Bethel-Thompson ring a bell??

  39. vikingjack73 says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:13 am
    Oh what happened Packers fans??
    ANOTHER Ted Thompson draft pick not pan out like you thought??
    Hey Datone Jones, I thought Hundley was gonna be a Star QB?

    What a total bust!
    Cheddarheads better pray A-Rod doesn’t break his collarbone AGAIN
    With Kizer as the only backup QB now, Green Bay would be headed for last place
    _____________________

    Thank you for posting this and letting the fans of all teams see how ridiculous the vikings trolls actually are.

  40. grumpysal says:
    August 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    “I can’t say I’m surprised. I think this writing has been on the wall since McCarthy cited “lack of preparedness” when talking about Hundley’s struggles last year.”
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    What McCarthy failed to emphasize in citing the lack of preparedness was that it was HIS lack of preparedness that caused Hundley to suck…

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    Backup QBs are pretty much the sole property of the QB coach. The only way McCarthy is accountable for this is that McCarthy hired Van Pelt and apparently put more faith in him than he should have. Once the problem was identified, McCarthy took the necessary steps to rectify the problem, which is all we can really ask for, or expect. If McCarthy had done nothing, and if what happened last year happened again, then it would be time to put McCarthy’s feet to the fire… a big fire… and hold them there for a good long time.

    I’m not saying Van Pelt is a bad coach but it does appear he, and Hundley, became complacent behind Aaron Rodgers. That might be an easy trap to fall into, which makes it all the more important to remain diligent. We hear the “prepare as if you’re going to be the starter” mantra all the time. It was pretty clear, Hundley didn’t; and it was Van Pelt’s job to see that he did.

  41. Do any of these Vikings’trolls realize they have an $84 million qb Who’s never won anything in the NFL? If Cousins goes down they may as well-give up another 1st round pick for Bradford. He won’t stick in Arizona.

  42. RussianBreadMaker says:
    August 29, 2018 at 10:13 am
    Not surprising… Kizer has Tom Brady’s brains with Cam Netwon’s physical abilities.

    ************************************************************************************

    Yeah, so do I.

  43. Packers shouldn’t have let Taysom Hill out of the building last year. At least the Pack will get the Saints 2019 1st round pick for the trade that allowed the Saints to draft Davenport.

    While the circumstances are different, I think the Packers are going to regret cutting Hill, like the Dolphins regret listening to that Team Doctor that said Brees’ arm was shot.

  44. Its all about the competition.
    Seattle now has a 3 way battle for backup.
    I like what I’ve seen from McGough in the preseason, he is mobile and fast, has good accuracy and touch, and his arm strength is pretty decent. Of course this was against 2nd and 3rd string players but he has shown he can play at high level. I would like to see him stay.
    Austin Davis won the backup position last year and has done well.
    Hundley may be a good fit in Seattle’s offense. We shall see.
    I don’t think Seattle will keep 3 QBs on the final roster. So, I see this as a competition for back up and practice squad QBs.
    1 of the 3 will get cut.

  45. magnusthe1st says:

    McCarthy did what any coach has to do: tow the company line on players he has until he’s told he no longer has them. You could tell he knew he was crap….

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    Nice of you to admit Packer’s brass says things they don’t mean. See: Erin’s new ‘blockbuster’ deal.

  46. packers291 says:

    6th rounder. Not bad, I doubt we would have gotten a compensatory pick for him next year, maybe a 7th if anything
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    If, and I repeat, if Hundley could have brought a 7th, that should mean the Vikings will get a boat load of comp picks for Bradford, Keenum and Bridgewater.

    Personally I’m glad the Packers kept Kizer as Hundley outperformed him.

    Clearly a case of management doubling down on their mistake of trading for Kizer in the first place.

    That’s not to say Hundley is good, just that he was better.

  47. Not a good sign for Austin Davis and McGough. Even if Hundley was about to get cut by GB, the Seahawks gave up a draft pick for him because they wanted him on their roster and didn’t want him to hit free agency. I doubt they’d throw away a draft pick on someone they want to just take a flyer on and I don’t see the Seahawks keeping 3 QB’s. Could be wrong of course, but I don’t understand this move for the Seahawks. Davis is a good backup and McGough has looked even better than him in his opportunities this offseason. Mildly interesting to see how this plays out.

  48. The Hundley era showed the incompetence of TT, and the fact that MM is not the QB developer he wants us to think he is. For that guy to be around 3 years and then stink the bed up so bad last year was ridiculous. At least that hastened TT’s exit from the GM position. Best of luck to Brett – but he will need to work harder than you did in GB.

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