RENTON, Wash. — It appears that Russell Wilson will have a new backup.
According to multiple reports, the Seattle traded a 6th round 2019 draft pick to Green Bay for Brett Hundley. Coach Pete Carroll talked about the deal after practice at the VMAC on Wednesday, saying “hopefully we’ll be able to complete it” as the team awaits a physical and approval from the league.
“We liked him coming out of college as well,” Carroll said. “He’s big, he runs well, he’s got a good arm, he’s got good vision of the field. He’s made a lot of big throws and big plays. He really gives you the thought that he can come into the game and keep it moving. We thought that it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.”
Hundley stepped into a starting role last season for the Packers when Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. Hundley started nine games and the Packers went 3-6. He threw for 1,836 yards and nine touchdowns, but also threw 12 interceptions.
His acquisition likely means the end of Austin Davis’ stint as Wilson’s backup in Seattle. Davis has been with the Seahawks since the start of the 2017 season.
In Green Bay, the deal means that DeShone Kizer has won the backup job behind Rodgers.