It looks like the Green Bay Packers could soon be on the market for a new quarterback.
After waiting for the swelling in his shoulder to subside, Aaron Rodgers underwent scans on Tuesday morning to determine the extent of the injury he suffered on Monday night against the Chicago Bears. Apparently, the scans didn’t offer any good news for Rodgers and the Packers.
More definitive scans today but initial tests showed small fracture in Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone that could sideline him about three weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2013
Rodgers will undergo more tests today as the Packers attempt to get a better idea of just how bad his injured shoulder is. Initial reports, though, aren’t promising and could leave Green Bay without a healthy, competent quarterback.
After Rodgers left the game following the Packers’ first drive of the night, veteran backup Seneca Wallace entered the lineup and struggled to get the offense going. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 114 yards and one interception, and was generally ineffective. His inability to run the offense the way Rodgers typically does limited head coach Mike McCarthy as a play-caller and forced Green Bay to go to the ground game more often than they would have liked.
If Rodgers really is shelved for a few games, the Packers will go out and grab a new quarterback. Matt Flynn was recently released by the Buffalo Bills, and could get scooped up by Green Bay largely due to his familiarity with the offense. Either way, they need to find a new passer with Wallace being the only quarterback currently on the active roster.
For now, it’s a waiting game as the Packers get more tests done on Rodgers’ injured shoulder. The early diagnosis could seriously limit Green Bay’s ability to compete, so they better get busy putting a backup plan in place.
Who knew the NFC North outlook could change so quickly?