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.
Colin Kaepernick. Birthplace: Milwaukee. Childhood hero: Brett Favre.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) October 15, 2017
Green Bay Packers: Need a starting quarterback.
Young Green Bay Packers fans. More specifically, a young Colin Kaepernick on the right. pic.twitter.com/gaIdhE5zqQ— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 15, 2017
IN A PERFECT WORLD: Packers now sign Colin Kaepernick, they win the Super Bowl, and then Colin meets Trump at the White House— Lisle Weaver (@lisleweewee) October 15, 2017
who do you think the packers are gonna pretend like is better than kaepernick— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) October 15, 2017
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.
Tony Romo after hearing Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbonepic.twitter.com/TqhaSdNERz— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 15, 2017
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.
Just wondering: what if the Packers called Wisconsin’s own Tony Romo...?— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2017
So the question becomes,,,,would Tony Romo rather work with Jim Nantz or Jordy Nelson. #octrollber— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 15, 2017
And there you go! Troy Aikman said Packers could maybe call up Tony Romo with Aaron Rodgers out. What do you think?— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) October 15, 2017
Of course, we can't ever rule out a Brett Favre return, right?
Broken collarbone for Aaron Rodgers. Someone tell Brett Favre to toss on a pair a Wranglers and start warming up the cannon.— Matthew Sinnaeve (@MJSinnaeve23) October 15, 2017
Aaron Rodgers has a broken collar bone.— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) October 15, 2017
***Brett Favre sends a dick pic to Packers GM with message reading:
"I'm ready for a comeback."