The battle for the Packers backup quarterback spot appears to be over with Brett Hundley being traded to Seattle, according to multiple reports.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report that Hundley had been dealt to the Seahawks on Wednesday morning. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added on the Packers will receiver a sixth round pick in next year’s draft in exchange for Hundley.
During the offseason new general manager Brian Gutekunst traded away a former first round pick, cornerback Damarious Randall, to bring in DeShone Kizer from Cleveland.
One trade secures the backup QB job on two teams.
Brett Hundley now will back up Russell Wilson in Seattle.
DeShone Kizer now will back up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2018
Last season Hundley started nine games in place of Aaron Rodgers after the Packers star quarterback went down with a broken collar bone. During that time Green Bay went 3-6, and missed the playfoffs for teh first time in eight years. Hundley threw nine touchdowns with 12 interceptions, and racked up over 1,800 yards during the stretch.
Hundley’s reported departure also opens up an opportunity for Tim Boyle to make the roster. According to a report by The Athletic’s MIchael Cohen, the Packers intend to keep the undrafted free agent out of Eastern Kentucky on the 53 man roster when cuts are made on Saturday.
In the short term Kizer will get the start against the Chiefs in the final preseason game on Friday, and Boyle will serve as his backup.
Neither team has officially announced the trade.