Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Troy Aikman thinks highly of UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley and said he made a wise decision to return to school for his junior season.
"To me, if you say, 'What does he have an opportunity this year to work on, or things that will help him as he moves on to the next level?' You've heard me and others say it a million times: He's a tremendous, athletically gifted quarterback, but just to continue to make the plays within the pocket, throwing the football and reading defenses," Aikman told the Los Angeles Times.
Aikman said the experience Hundley will gain this season is a big positive moving forward, pointing out that Hundley will be "doing some different things in that offense than he'll be doing ultimately in the NFL."
Aikman told the Times he appreciates the attention Hundley is bringing to the UCLA program.
"It's been a while since we've had a player of his caliber or had the attention on the program," Aikman said. "I guess it goes back to probably when Cade McNown was there, the last time UCLA had that kind of attention and these kinds of expectations."
Hundley has a chance to leave UCLA with some key passing records. While he seems a long shot to become UCLA's career passing-yardage leader, he has 53 touchdown passes and is 17 away from setting the school mark in that category.