This week’s game is the only the fourth of its kind in the last 21 seasons for the Green Bay Packers. Someone new will start at quarterback. Before Seneca Wallace takes the first snap this week, only Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Brett Favre have lined up under center for the Packers’ first offensive snap since 1992.
Many a thought, opinion, suggestion, rant and meltdown have surfaced this week about why Rodgers was hurt and what in the world the Packers can do about it now. All of that aside, there is a game to be played this week at Lambeau Field and it will count in the standings.
Rodgers is out this week. You can write that down in ink, as Mike McCarthy sometimes says. Earlier in the week, practice squad quarterback Scott Tolzien was promoted to the active roster. The Packers also are reportedly going to bring in Flynn for a workout. Regardless, Wallace has been practicing all week with the first team and will be the Packers quarterback on Sunday.
For many, this is the first real glimpse of how this team will look each week until (or dare I say “if”) Rodgers comes back. As John Rehor of PackersTalk.com discussed a few days back, this is new territory for many Packers fans, especially those under age 22. Rarely has the quarterback position in Green Bay been one of the big question marks heading into a game.