Quarterback Situation for Green Bay Packers Now in Dire Situation

By Cody Williams
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As the Green Bay Packers prepared for their week-10 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Packers knew that they were going to be without their superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he suffered a broken collarbone last week. However, they were able to take a minimal amount of solace in the fact that a former starting NFL quarterback in Seneca Wallace would be able to take over.

With Wallace at the helm, the Packers’ offense obviously didn’t look as productive as it would have with Rodgers, but Wallace looked solid with Wallace completing all five of his pass attempts. However, Wallace’s opportunity at the helm didn’t last long in Green Bay.

Early in the contest, Wallace went down with a groin injury and was unable to return. That made way for fourth-year quarterback Scott Tolzien to take his first snaps in a regular season game of his career in the NFL.

For someone with as little experience playing the position in the league, Tolzien wasn’t terrible in the 27-13 loss for the Packers. He threw the ball 39 times, completing 24 of those attempts for 280 yards. He did throw two interceptions on the game, but also notched his first career passing touchdown as well.

With Rodgers set to be out for a good while, the Packers quarterback situation is quite troubling right now. Wallace is more than likely going to be out for week 11 as well, which means another start for Tolzien. Though he wasn’t a wreck this week, Green Bay can’t be confident in putting the 26-year-old in the starting slot. In the end, don’t be surprised if the Packers sign another quarterback in the coming week.

Cody Williams is a Senior Writer with Rant Sports. Follow Cody on Twitter @TheSizzle20, add him on Google and like his Facebook page.

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