The Seattle Seahawks have found their backup quarterback for 2018 and his name is Brett Hundley. The Seahawks have sent a sixth round pick to the Green Bay Packers to acquire Hundley, meaning that Austin Davis and Alex McGough have most likely both lost the job to take a seat behind Russell Wilson this season.
Hundley, a fifth round pick out of UCLA in 2015, started nine games in place of Aaron Rodgers last season. He completed 60.8% of his attempts for 1,836 yards with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The results were not great but Hundley had his moments, including two three touchdown/no interception games, one against the Pittsburgh Steelers and one against the Cleveland Browns. He also had four games with multiple interceptions.
Seattle had opted for a backup competition between Davis, the backup last season, and McGough, a seventh round pick, but ultimately it looks like neither did enough for Pete Carroll to feel comfortable handing the ball over to them should anything happen to Wilson. That was pretty apparent in training camp and the preseason and the team had been rumored to be looking at Josh Johnson recently as a potential solution. The Packers own backup competition appears to have been won by DeShone Kizer, a quarterback they acquired via trade from the Browns this offseason.
The Seahawks open the season against the Denver Broncos on September 9.