Many experts had QB Brett Hundley going as early as the second round of the NFL Draft. He didn’t get picked until the Green Bay Packers called his name in the 5th round. Sound familiar?
It’s not quite the Aaron Rodgers story, but there are some similarities and you can bet Hundley will use that to drive him moving forward.
Like Rodgers, Hundley won’t be expected to jump right in and start playing right away. In fact, nobody really knows if Hundley will do anything more than sit the bench in Green Bay. But you couldn’t help but get excited about this young man’s future when listening to him speak.
Hundley has been busy studying the playbook since he arrived in Green Bay. It’ll be his acquired reading for the next few months.
Following this weekend’s orientation camp, the rookies will jump into the mix with the veterans on Monday. The pace will increase. But Hundley knows it’s an opportunity to start spending time shadowing Aaron Rodgers and getting more time with Mike McCarthy.
Hundley said he’s not worried about the pecking order at quarterback. He doesn’t have to. His top priority right now is learning and improving. But there will be a day when Hundley will have to be ready to step up and play. Hundley said it’s great to learn from a player like Aaron Rodgers, but he knows he could be a snap away from playing.
Talking with Hundley, he’s well aware of the history of the quarterback position in Green Bay and is excited to see where he’ll eventually fit in.
He’ll eventually be competing for the backup job with former Badger Scott Tolzien. Hundley is a lot like Tolzien in terms of preparation. He loves to watch film, study the playbook, making sure he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to being ready to take what he’s learned and carry it over to the field.