ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals QB Brett Hundley ‘stoked’ to join new offense

Jun 3, 2019, 12:02 PM | Updated: 3:33 pm
Brett Hundley (AP Photo/Matt York)...
Brett Hundley (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Brett Hundley said he’s “stoked” to join the team after signing a one-year deal this offseason.

Hundley is an Arizona native and attended Chandler High School before leaving the state to be the quarterback at UCLA.

After being drafted in the NFL, Hundley has been the backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson for the past four seasons.

During OTAs, Hundley joined 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Bickley & Marotta to discuss why he signed with the Cardinals and his relationship with head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

“I knew with Kingsbury coming, this would be a good fit for me,” Hundley said Friday on signing with the Cardinals. “It was a perfect opportunity and it was one I wasn’t going to pass up.”

Hundley said if he would have known the Cardinals were going to draft QB Kyler Murray, it would not have changed his decision to sign with Arizona.

Although Hundley hasn’t worked with Kingsbury in the past, he has enjoyed his coaching style so far.

“He’s doing a great job. I love him already,” Hundley said.

In Seattle and Green Bay, Hundley’s NFL head coaches have been Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and former Packers coach Mike McCarthy. Hundley said he sees a lot of resemblances in Kingsbury compared to Carroll and McCarthy as far as competitiveness and their “relaxed vibe” goes.

“He’s very open-minded and very open with his players,” Hundley said about Kingsbury.

The starting job at quarterback for the Cardinals looks to be set in stone with Kyler Murray starting week one, but Hundley said he will continue to compete for the starting job.

“I’m going to compete like the starter, I’m going to try and be the starter each and every week,” Hundley said.

For Hundley, the chance to challenge for the starting job is all that matters for him.

Hundley is also one of six players on the Cardinals’ roster that began their careers in the state of Arizona.

“We’re finally starting to get on the map as far as the talent level coming out of this state,” Hundley said.

Hundley’s playing time in the NFL has been minimal but he started nine games in 2017 after Rodgers suffered a broken collar bone in Week 6. In that stretch, Hundley went 3-6 throwing 8 TDs and 9 interceptions with 1,956 total yards.

Array

Arizona Cardinals

Matt Prater #5 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a field goal with teammates during the second qu...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals K Matt Prater’s game vs. Browns leads to player of the week nod

Matt Prater's 13 points were a season-high for the Cardinals on Sunday and in a 37-14 win bumped his season total to 56, most in the NFC.
7 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals assistant receivers coach Spencer Whipple on a Zoom press conference on Tuesday, ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Interim play-caller Spencer Whipple comforted by support from Cardinals’ staff

Spencer Whipple did let it rip. His play-sheet didn't as the interim play-caller helped the Arizona Cardinals to a win against the Browns.
1 day ago
Arizona Cardinals' Josh Mauro (97) runs defensive linemen drills during an NFL football training ca...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals sign DL Josh Mauro to practice squad

The Arizona Cardinals have signed a familiar face to the practice squad in defensive lineman Josh Mauro, the team announced.
1 day ago
CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 17: Zach Ertz of the Arizona Cardinals looks on prior to the game against...
Wills Rice

New Cardinals TE Zach Ertz bids farewell to Philadelphia in letter to fans

After playing eight years and winning a Super Bowl for the Eagles, the newest Cardinals TE Zach Ertz said an emotional goodbye to Philly.
1 day ago
Follow @AZSports...
Arizona Sports

Trivia Tuesday: Cardinals players with 800+ receiving yards in a season

Can you name every Cardinals player (since 1988) to have 800 or more receiving yards in a single season? Good luck, it's Trivia Tuesday!
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury applauds his players during NFL football training camp...
Arizona Sports

SI’s Breer: Kliff Kingsbury was on to Houston as Cardinals closed out Browns

Kliff Kingsbury handed off his duties as Cardinals coach and proceded to plan for the Houston Texans as his team played the Cleveland Browns.
2 days ago
Cardinals QB Brett Hundley ‘stoked’ to join new offense