Many scouts and evaluators thought he could have helped his case significantly when it came to the 2015 NFL Draft by competing in the event, and the signal-caller explained the reason for his absence Friday.
"The main decision was about being healthy and being at 100 percent in order to play in those games," Hundley said during an appearance on Super Bowl Live. "After the bowl game, I sat down and talked with my agent, my family, and I just wasn't there yet. I think that's the thing you have to think about before the game."
Hundley is training with several other potential first-round draft picks, including USC's Leonard Williams, not too far from the site of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix. He mentioned that although he left Westwood for a future in the league, he was not surprised to see Bruins head coach Jim Mora stay at UCLA instead of jumping with him to the NFL this offseason.
Things grew even more interesting when the topic of the NFL Scouting Combine was brought up. The dual-threat quarterback, who had more than 600 yards rushing in each of the past two seasons, revealed that he's aiming high when it comes to his 40-yard dash time.
"I'm putting it out there," Hundley said. "4.55 range."
Hundley certainly showed off in college that he has some wheels, but that time would be quite notable for his position.