Well, this all worked out perfectly in the end, didn’t it? Quarterback Joe Callahan is back with the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers have reportedly signed Callahan to their practice squad after he was released by the Cleveland Browns. That’s exactly where they wanted Callahan to end up when they released him back in October.
The Packers were forced to release Callahan, probably their biggest and most unlikely preseason star, when Demetri Goodson and Mike Pennel returned from their suspensions. They had every intention of putting him on the practice squad after he cleared waivers, except he didn’t clear waivers.
The New Orleans Saints claimed Callahan. Shortly thereafter, they were also forced to release him. In came the Cleveland Browns to claim Callahan and he’s been there since late October. Of course, the Browns now have Robert Griffin III coming back, so they have no more need for Callahan.
The Division III undrafted rookie surprised everyone during the preseason. With Aaron Rodgers sitting out and Brett Hundley injured, Callahan was given the keys to the Packers’ offense and performed beyond expectations. He went 54-for-88 (61.4 percent) and threw for 499 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He did that largely against first and second-team defenses, which makes it even more impressive.
We’re sure the Packers are glad to finally have him back and we’re glad to see him back.