The Colts are signing quarterback Brett Hundley to their active roster, according to Field Yates.
The Colts are signing QB Brett Hundley to their active roster, per his agent @kenny_zuckerman.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 9, 2021
Hundley, who’s spent time on the Colts’ practice squad throughout the first four weeks of the season, will be the backup to quarterback Carson Wentz for Monday nights game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The general feeling around the team is that Hundley will likely be the backup quarterback moving forward, too. Additionally, Hundley also took the majority of team reps when Wentz was unable to practice a few weeks ago, so signing him to the active roster makes some sense given his familiarity with the offense and reps with the starters.
Many believe, however, that former 4th-round pick Jacob Eason, who took all of the starting reps while Wentz was out with a foot injury during a chunk of training camp, should be the team’s backup quarterback.
The Colts’ actions speak otherwise, though. Given the moves Indy has made with both Hundley; along with rookie quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s return to practice, they’re telling you they likely think Eason hasn’t shown enough as a second-year quarterback to be the backup to Wentz moving forward.
We know Hundley’s track record isn’t the greatest, but for now, the veteran quarterback appears to be the backup to Wentz moving forward.