Yet another NFL star went down with a potentially season-ending injury in yesterday’s Week 6 action.
Future Hall of Fame signal caller Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone after being hit by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
He underwent surgery and, while it’s unknown exactly how much time he’ll miss, things certainly look grim for the Green Bay Packers (4-2) at this point.
Minnesota ended up winning 23-10 yesterday with former UCLA standout Brett Hundley taking over for Rodgers, and he’ll likely be the No. 1 guy on GB’s depth chart from here on out.
Former Division III Wesley College quarterback Joe Callahan was brought back up from the team’s practice squad, and it’s likely the Packers’ front office will target a veteran quarterback to bring in as well. But, for the most part, I believe it will be Hundley’s job to lose.
Since taking over the full-time starting job for Green Bay (2008 NFL season), the 33-year old Rodgers has missed only nine games.
In those nine games, Green Bay is 3-5-1 and had Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace taking those snaps for Rodgers.
In 2013, Rodgers went 6-3 in nine games, but in the seven games he missed due to – yes, you guessed it – a broken collarbone, Green Bay went 2-4-1 and lost to San Francisco in the NFC Wild card game.
So, yeah, I guess you could say the Packers are in trouble without Rodgers under center.
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