When the initial crushing news of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone came, it was said he would be lost for the season.
That still appears likely, but there may be a glimmer of hope. Ian Rapoport is saying there’s a chance Rodgers could return this year.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will have tests to determine the next course of action. Chance he returns late, but just a chance.
This wouldn’t be uncharted territory. Rodgers broke his collarbone in 2013. Various quarterbacks, but mainly Matt Flynn, managed to keep the Packers in the NFC North race. Rodgers returned for the final regular season game to lead the Packers to a win over the Chicago Bears.
That gave them the division title at 8-7-1.
They’d lose a tight contest to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs the next week.
Our assumption is Brett Hundley, when he actually has some time to prepare, is better than the castoffs the Packers employed in Rodgers’ absence in 2013. So maybe the Packers hang around again and can get some Rodgers’ magic late.