Packers Trade QB Brett Hundley to Seattle
The Packers have traded quarterback Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.
We have argued all along that the Packers would rather trade than cut Hundley who, despite a somewhat promising preseason, was always at a disadvantage to the newly acquired DeShone Kizer. The Seahawks, who reportedly offered the Indianapolis Colts a second-round pick for backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, apparently were the ideal trading partner for Brian Gutekunst, who now has made two significant trades with Seattle.
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport says the Packers will receive a sixth-round pick for Hundley. Although the Packers surely were hoping to get more out of Hundley than a late pick when they traded up to get him in 2015, getting anything at all is a significant win. It's highly possible that the Seahawks could have gotten Hundley for nothing. Instead, they'll surrender a pick for a guy they'll hope will never play.
This could be the most concrete evidence so far of our GM Heat Check theory, which argues general managers who consider themselves smart should regularly call general managers they consider to be dumb just to see what happens. Brian Gutekunst may have done just that, getting something for a guy he may never have kept anyway. Jon Schneider, meanwhile, got Brett Hundley.
And Pete Carroll got the gum chewing partner he's been looking for all along.