Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone last weekend, and the Packers quarterback reportedly went under the knife today. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that Rodgers had surgery this afternoon, which coach Mike McCarthy had confirmed earlier this week. The quarterback suffered the injured on Sunday after being tackled by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
Yesterday, McCarthy said that he wasn’t going to pursue a move for a quarterback until the team received clarity following Rodgers’ surgery. The team elevated QB Joe Callahan from the practice squad earlier this week, but the organization could look to acquire a signal-caller if Rodgers is indeed done for the season.
Some more notes from around the NFC…
- We have details on NaVorro Bowman‘s one-year deal with the Raiders, courtesy of ESPN.com’s Field Yates (Twitter link): $880K base salary, $120K signing bonus, $100K per game active bonus, $1MM in NLTBE (Not Likely To Be Earned) incentives. All in all, the deal can max out at $3MM.
- Speaking of Bowman, Albert Breer of The MMQB provides some reasoning for the 49ers decision to cut the veteran. Primarily, the organization is confident that first-rounder Reuben Foster can be an every-down linebacker. While the former Alabama standout had some “off-field questions” heading into the draft, Breer notes that Foster had impressed the team with his maturity, citing the player’s “diligence” in returning from an ankle injury. “We haven’t seen any of that,” the source said of the linebacker’s reported off-field issues. “He’s a leader.”
- Breer had “experienced NFL evaluators” rank the top quarterback prospects, and USC’s Sam Darnold barely edged out UCLA’s Josh Rosen for the top spot. Josh Allen (Wyoming), Luke Falk (Washington State), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Lamar Jackson (Louisville), and Ryan Finley (N.C. State) rounded out the list.
Zach Links contributed to this post.