Kaepernick, Romo... Favre?
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone during yesterday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings and will likely miss the rest of the season. The team's chances to win the Super Bowl instantly dropped from 7/1 to 25/1.
After Rodgers went down, Packers coach Mike McCarthy had no choice but to turn to former UCLA standout Brett Hundley. Following the 23-10 loss, McCarthy told reporters,
"Brett Hundley's my quarterback. Joe Callahan's the backup," McCarthy said. "That's the direction we're going. That is the focus. And that's where we are as a football club."
However, as soon as the severity of Rodgers' injury was revealed, the calls for Colin Kaepernick to take over in Green Bay started to grow.
And Kaepernick wasn't the only free agent quarterback that was thrown into the mix.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, and current CBS broadcaster, Tony Romo was also mentioned as a potential replacement to keep the Packers' season afloat. During the Thursday Night Football broadcast, Romo joked that he hadn't thrown his last NFL pass.
Adding more intrigue to the thought that Romo could come out of retirement to suit up for Green Bay is the fact that he grew up in Wisconsin as a Packers fan.
Of course, we can't ever rule out a Brett Favre return, right?