Barring any unforeseen changes, Kyler Murray is expected to begin to the Arizona Cardinals come 1, but that hasn’t stopped teammate Brett Hundley from keeping his eyes closed on that number one spot.
Ever since being drafted in the fifth round at 2015, Hundley has learned from two of the NFL’s best QBs, serving as a backup behind Aaron Rodgers from Green Bay and Russell Wilson at Seattle. And he believes those experiences will help him become a teacher for the highly touted rookie.
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“The knowledge I have, I’m able to pass it along to (Murray), especially through this journey of his because the NFL isn’t a sprint. It’s a very long distance marathon,” Hundley told TMZ at a recent interview. “For me personally, my aim has always been to start, no matter what position it’s in. I don’t play to be instant. I think that is my number one aim, to get that starting occupation and at the same time, it is a competition for a reason.”
In his three seasons with the Packers, Hundley appeared in 15 games, including a remarkable nine-game stretch in place of the wounded Rodgers in 2017. After being traded to the Seahawks past August, he failed to register any playing time, freeing him up to signal a yearlong deal with the Cards in March.
Apart from his insight regarding the QB situation in Glendale, Hundley made sure to heap more praise Murray’s way, saying that the 2019 top select is an”unbelievable guy” who is”really picking this up crime really well.”
With OTAs having come and gone, neither QB will discuss the field again until training camp starts in late July. Until then, Hundley, a native of Chandler, Ariz., will keep preparing to make the most of his chance with his hometown team.
“Frankly, being back home for me personally has been truly a blessing. Just especially timing and everything, especially with the training situation, going into my fifth year, I couldn’t ask for a better situation,” Hundley said. “For me, being able to come home this season and only knowing that I’m in the right kind of offense I’ve been waiting for and to put everything together I have heard from my previous experiences in Green Bay and Seattle to this offense. I feel like I could actually do some damage.”