The Green Bay Packers announced that they’ve placed QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve with a broken collarbone on Friday.
This move will cost Rodgers at least the next eight weeks of the season before he can be activated.
The Packers will obviously still need to be in connection later on in the season in order for them to activate Rodgers, but it’s at least a possibility, depending on how things play out over the next few months.
Green Bay will move forward with Brett Hundley as their starting quarterback with Joe Callahan operating as his backup.
Rodgers, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He’s currently in the fifth year of his seven-year, $130.75 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $12.55 million and $19.8 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Rodgers has appeared in six games for the Packers and thrown for 1,385 yards while completing 66.3 percent of his passes to go along with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 83 yards.