Seahawks HC Pete Carroll excited about addition of Brett Hundley
The Seattle Seahawks managed to shore up some depth under center with their acquisition of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley. It appears he has been on head coach Pete Carroll’s radar since his days at UCLA.
Seattle gave up a sixth-round pick in exchange for Hundley. However, Carroll is excited about what he brings to the table, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times:
“It his fourth year now, he’s played quite a bit and started a bunch of games last year,” Carroll said. “We’ve been able to see him and really see how he has developed and we liked him coming out of college as well. He’s big, he runs well, he’s got a good arm, he’s got good vision on the field, he’s made a lot of big throws and big plays.
“He really gives you the thought that he could come in the game and keep it moving so we just thought it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.”
Needless to say, Carroll is rather optimistic about a player who will largely serve as a backup quarterback Russell Wilson. Furthermore, there is not much reason to believe his optimism is well-warranted.
Hundley largely underwhelmed in his first stint as the Packers’ official starter. He threw for 1,836 yards, nine touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while tacking on 270 yards and two touchdowns rushing. To make matters worse, he was only able to lead the Packers to three wins in his nine starts in Rodgers’ absence. His lackluster performance ultimately compelled Green Bay to search elsewhere for a backup.
Hundley will now have the privilege of playing behind two of the most electrifying quarterbacks in the NFL. That said, he likely will not see much of the field given Seattle’s reliance on Wilson and the fact that he is as durable as they come.