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Joe Callahan is Now the Packers’ Backup QB

The Green Bay Packers made it official on Monday. They are going to roll with Brett Hundley as No. 1 and Joe Callahan as No. 2 on the quarterback depth chart as long as Aaron Rodgers is out.

Callahan was elevated from the team’s practice squad. There will have to be a corresponding roster move to come.

That could be putting Rodgers on injured reserve or it could mean the release of another player. As we heard this morning, there is a slight chance that Rodgers could play again this year. That scenario wouldn’t be much different than 2013, when Rodgers broke his collarbone and returned for the Packers’ final regular season game.

There have been some big names bandied about as potential replacements for Rodgers, which we’ll get into later. However, the Packers seem content to go with the guys who have been in the system, at least for the time being.

Hundley looked terrible against the Minnesota Vikings, going 18-of-33 for 157 yards one touchdown and three interceptions. However, he was under constant duress due to the makeshift nature of the offensive line. Nor did he have a full week of practice to prepare.

The big issue is the line, however. If Hundley gets the type of protection he got on Sunday, there’s a very real chance Callahan will end up in the game.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. MJ October 16, 2017

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