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Packers trade Quarterback Hundley to Seahawks

Aug 29, 2018

Backup quarterback Brett Hundley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks from the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.

Hundley and DeShone Kizer were competing to be the backup to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers were not married to the idea of keeping three quarterbacks after acquiring Kizer, a second-round pick and the primary starter with the Cleveland Browns as a rookie last season.

Green Bay could still retain a third-string quarterback, Tim Boyle, on the 53-man roster.

The Packers receive a sixth-round draft pick in 2019.

The Seahawks allowed rookie Alex McGough and last year’s backup Austin Davis to compete in training camp. Signs the team was dissatisfied with Wilson’s understudy emerged when reports leaked that the team was chasing Colts backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Hundley becomes the backup to Russell Wilson in Seattle. He received his first extended playing time in the NFL last season with Rodgers injured, making nine starts.

Drafted in the fifth round in 2015 out of UCLA, Hundley had a 70.6 passer rating with 12 interceptions, two fumbles and nine touchdown passes in 2017. His biggest issue was the inability to push the ball downfield.

Hundley averaged a measly 5.8 yards per attempt.

The Packers landed Kizer in a trade with the Browns for defensive back Damarious Randall, a former first-round pick.

Kizer went 0-15 and led the NFL with 22 interceptions in 2017 with the Browns.

 

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