And X-Mayor Dave, why would anyone want an out of football-shape, public-relations-situation(in Japan there is no word for problem) with a lifetime quarterback rating of 86?
His career QB rating is actually 89, 20 points higher than Hundley's. By all accounts, he's kept himself in good shape. The ridiculous overreaction to his silent, peaceful protest is the only reason he is unemployed.
I think ex-Mayor Dave was more interested in making a political point than what is in the best long-term interests of the Green Bay Packers. Had the Pack signed Kaep, it would've been just for the remainder of this season. The Packers are so riddled with injuries, their chances of making it to the playoffs with anyone except Rodgers were rather slim.
So, McCarthy had two choices:
1. Go for an older, more experienced, but more expensive QB who doesn't seem to know how to avoid getting sacked, and only have him play for the rest of the season, or
2. Give the young promising backup QB a chance to get some real game time experience, against real NFL D in real NFL games.
After this past Sunday, it looks like Hundley is finally learning how to play in the NFL.
Remember, very few QBs are hot right out of the gate. It is a learning process. Rodgers spent a few years on the bench as Farve's backup, learning the system, and got clobbered his first year as starter, going what, 4-12?