Packers Hoping For Aaron Rodgers Return

The Packers are “holding out hope” that quarterback Aaron Rodgers can return to the field later this season, reports Rob Demovsyk of Green Bay officially placed Rodgers on injured reserve earlier today, and because the NFL’s rule require an eight-week minimum absence, Rodgers wouldn’t be eligible to return until Week 15.Aaron Rodgers (vertical)

Rodgers underwent surgery for a broken collarbone on Thursday, and is now facing a lengthy recovery process. As such, Demovsky admits the Packers’ hope for a Rodgers return is a “long shot,” but it’s not impossible. Green Bay, which currently sits in second place in the NFC North with a 4-2 record, now owns just a 28% chance of earning a postseason berth, down 41% from last week, per Football Outsiders. But if the Packers are able to remain in contention, Rodgers could conceivably guide the club through the regular season’s final two weeks and into the playoffs.

Green Bay will roll with former fifth-round pick Brett Hundley as its starter for the foreseeable future, while former practice squad signal-caller Joe Callahan will be Hundley’s backup. Head coach Mike McCarthy recently indicated the Packers have no intention of adding a veteran quarterback to the mix, but the club did sign undrafted rookie Jerod Evans to its practice squad earlier this week.

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6 comments on “Packers Hoping For Aaron Rodgers Return

  1. robertj53086

    As a huge Packer fan, I’m not naive to the fact that even if he does come back, the season will be lost by then.

    • afsooner02

      Says who? The nfc Norris division is terrible this year. Who is any good? The vikes with backup RBs and QBs? The lions with no defense or running game? And lastly the bears…well…it’s the bears.

      The winner might be all of 8-8.

      If the pack can go 3-4over the next 7, I give them fair odds of still winning the division.

    • WalkersDayOff

      Why not? Vikings and Lions wont run away from anyone. Just hold the fort until he comes back

    • 11Bravo

      Then you’re clearly not a huge Packers fan. You’re just simply naive.


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