Hawk Roundup-Brett Hundley ‘Ready To Roll’ With Seahawks After Trade

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Before Brett Hundley got the call letting him know he had been traded to Seattle, he initially thought the person on the other end would be his next door neighbor, not Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Hundley, the Seahawks’ new backup quarterback to Russell Wilson, talked about his transition to the Seahawks more when he met with reporters for the first time Monday. Here’s some of what he had to say:

On what he learned in his starts with Green Bay last year:

“It was good experience for me honestly. There was a lot, it’s hard to just quantify it in one sentence. Just eyes, reps, everything it takes to be a winner in this league, I learned just about everything I needed to. For a quarterback, that means so much because you can be a five-year vet, but if you haven’t had playing experience it’s completely different. So, for me last year to get that for once and to get a good amount of games under my belt. Even this preseason, I just felt more comfortable, confident, and I’m ready to roll.”

On the transition of learning a new playbook before Week 1:

“Honestly, first day of practice, things were rolling a thousand miles an hour. I love it here because practice is fast, it’s moving, there’s music blaring. To learn a whole new playbook and to jump into it, I’m not trying to just jump into, I’m trying to jump into the playbook, but I want to take it one step at a time. For me, just getting adjusted to that. There’s a couple of similarities, verbiage and stuff like that, but for the most part, it is different. Just sort of get in my eyes where to start, where my footwork is going to take me, all that stuff. It’s the small things that really count, especially learning an offense.”

On what he learned from Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay:

“A lot. How to be a quarterback in this league, how to be a professional, how to approach the game. I learned everything I needed to know about how to play quarterback in this league. How to study for an opponent and just how to win. I think that’s the biggest thing, Green Bay has a great history with their quarterbacks. For me, I had so much knowledge there, getting so much, especially from Aaron (Rodgers), and (Mike) McCarthy, and AVP (Alex Van Pelt), and Cignetti (Frank Cignetti Jr.), and I can go on and on. That coaching staff was awesome and just to take away everything I possibly could from them, it helped me out. To bring it here is going to be an awesome opportunity.”