The Green Bay Packers not only suffered a loss in their Monday Night Football matchup against the Chicago Bears by a 27-20 score, but they also suffered the loss of their most important player on offense.
Per several sources, it has been reported that star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be sidelined after suffering a small fracture in the collarbone. Despite the fact that there’s no timeline and no exact diagnosis to know whether this injury will end Rodgers’ season, it’s still a huge blow for a franchise in the middle of a playoff race.
The Packers will be forced to either change their attacking strategy or turn to backup Seneca Wallace. If they decide to run the ball more it’s clear that Eddie Lacy is a proven threat as he’s had a monster season and seems like the only viable choice.
Based on yesterday’s performance, Wallace isn’t ready to carry an offense of a team that’s supposed to compete for a playoff spot. He finished yesterday’s game completing 11-of-19 passes for 114 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Wallace is the only other active quarterback in the Packers roster so it seems like he’ll be leading the charge going forward.
Rodgers’ absence is a huge blow for a Packers franchise that needs its best player to be able to compete. He’s the one player that keeps the engine running and they can’t afford to lose him if they want to keep competing for a postseason spot in a tough NFC North.