The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season.
- Packers re-signed QB Joe Callahan to their active roster.
- Packers waived FB Joe Kerridge.
- Packers released QB Jerod Evans from the practice squad.
This means that Brett Hundley will return as the team’s starting quarterback for the final two games of the season.
The Packers officially activated Rodgers from the injured reserve list on Saturday. However, with them no longer in the playoff picture, it’s clear that Green Bay is going to be cautious with their franchise quarterback and give him more time to get his collarbone back to 100 percent.
Rodgers suffered a displaced collarbone fracture that required two plates and 13 screws inserted to help solidify the fracture and accelerate the healing process.
Rodgers, 34, 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.