It turns out that the quarterback situation for the Green Bay Packers got even darker after today’s game.
After losing starter Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury suffered in the game against the Chicago Bears, the Packers were forced to start backup Seneca Wallace against the Philadelphia Eagles. After the first drive, it has been reported that Wallace went down with a groin injury and was unable to return to the game.
The Packers were forced to play third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien, the only healthy signal caller on Green Bay’s roster. Tolzien was signed as an undrafted free agent after the 2011 draft and made his debut NFL today.
Tolzien had an acceptable performance considering the situation he faced going into the game. The Packers lost 27-13 and Tolzien completed 24-of-39 passes for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, but the situation goes beyond today’s game for the team.
The Packers are in the midst of a playoff race in the NFC North so the loss of Rodgers was already a huge blow for the team, and now the injury of Wallace makes things even more complicated for the franchise, even if Tolzien was able to put up decent numbers today.
With players like Matt Flynn and Tim Tebow available as free agents, the Packers would be wise to work them out as soon as possible. Neither Wallace nor Tolzien can replace Rodgers effectively, and even though Flynn and Tebow are both downgrades when in comparison to AR12, at least they have more experience at the NFL level.
The only thing the Packers can do now is to make a move as soon as possible and pray that Rodgers can be back on the field sooner rather than later.