After the Arizona Cardinals released Mike Glennon, the need for backup quarterback became prevalent, but it looks like they fixed the issue.
What’s interesting about this signing is that Josh Rosen was Hundley’s replacement quarterback at UCLA, though, neither played together in their time in Los Angeles. Both are also familiar with the spread offense, which is a dynamic of Kliff Kingsbury’s ‘Air Raid’ system.
At 25-years-old, Hundley has some potential to be a solid quarterback in the NFL, but that hasn’t shown during his playing time. In nine starts as a replacement to then injured Aaron Rodgers, Hundley has thrown for nine touchdowns to 12 interceptions — not inspiring numbers.
But, the move makes sense for the Arizona Cardinals as they were on the market for a backup quarterback. Our very own Scott Allen wrote about the potential fit less than a week ago, saying;
"Hundley, who spent 2018 as the backup to Russell Wilson in Seattle, is from Phoenix. He played high school football at Chandler High School.Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2015, Hundley has had the chance now to not only play backup to Wilson but Aaron Rodgers as well. That’s some pretty good company.Hundley won’t blow you away on the stat sheet but can be considered a solid backup who has four years of NFL experience under his belt. If for nothing else, he would be a decent help to either Rosen or Murray."
Scott hit the nail right on the head, the signing won’t blow fans away but it’s the right one. The team needed a backup and they certainly got that in Hundley.