Brett Hundley: Blessing to land with Green Bay Packers

Brett Hundley wasn't thrilled about tumbling into the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

The former UCLA quarterback, though, sees his new home with the Green Bay Packers as a positive.

"It's a blessing in disguise," Hundley said, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette. "And you know I have a chip on my shoulder, and I'm coming in to work, and that's what I've come down to. I'm just coming in, I've got my opportunity. That's the way I look at it."

Hundley admits he held "expectations of going No. 1 or high in the draft," but those hopes have given way to the new reality of fighting for a roster spot in the NFL.

"I was shocked," Packers director of player personnel Eliot Wolf said of Hundley being available in Round 5.

Coach Mike McCarthy noted that "everyone wants to be critical" of Hundley's up-and-down film at UCLA, but added: "In my time evaluating quarterbacks, it's tougher to evaluate off film than standing next to the quarterback prospect when he's throwing, but we felt like he had very, very good video."

Said Wolf: "I kind of thought he was a football nerd. He was really engaging. I thought he knew his offense front and back. He was eager to please. He didn't want to talk about anything other than football. It was pretty impressive."

Bottom line: Hundley has zero chance of starting barring Aaron Rodgers being abducted by a roaming spacecraft of hostile alien invaders. The rookie, like Rodgers himself, will sit and learn behind a future Hall of Famer. That plan worked out well for Green Bay the last time around.

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