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Packers Trade Quarterback Brett Hundley to Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired backup quarterback Brett Hundley from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a 2019 draft choice, according to Adam Schefter and Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

The Seahawks finally get their backup quarterback for Russell Wilson in Hundley, who had to start nine games in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers last year.

It was recently reported by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe that the Seahawks offered a second-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for Jacoby Brissett. That trade never took place, but GM John Schneider finally got his backup, less than two weeks before the regular season begins.

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Hundley was drafted in the fifth round by the Packers in 2015, and he didn't see any playing time in his rookie year. Hundley made a couple of brief appearances in 2016, and was forced to take over when Rodgers fractured his collarbone in Week 6 of last year.

Hundley played better than expected, completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,836 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He helped Green Bay keep their playoff hopes in tact, but the team eventually fell out of the race and missed out for the first time in nine years.

For the Packers, Hundley was expendable after they traded for Cleveland Browns backup DeShone Kizer earlier in the offseason. Drafted in the second round in 2017, Kizer completed 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,894 yards, 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

However, the Browns drafted Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick this year, and traded for veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor. That made Kizer expendable, and he replaces Hundley as Rodgers' main backup in Green Bay.

Unless Wilson gets injured, Hundley is very unlikely to see much playing time in 2018 and beyond. But it's always assuring to have a decent backup in place. Seattle has that with Hundley now.

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