Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be lost for at least three weeks and possibly upwards of six weeks after suffering a broken collarbone early in Monday nights loss to the Chicago Bears.
The news couldn't have come at a worst time for a team looking to win the NFC North, but help could be on the way in former backup Matt Flynn.
Seneca Wallace stepped in on Monday, but it's clear the veteran doesn't have the skill level to run the high powered passing attack the team runs on offense. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy could help take some pressure off the veteran, but this team must use the passing game to stretch opposing defenses and without that advantage, this could turn into a lost season for Green Bay.
Flynn has struggled to find a home since leaving for Seattle a couple years ago. The 28 year-old was released by Buffalo on Monday, his third team since departing the Packers, but the veteran knows the offense in Green bay and has performed well when given the shot with the team.
While Green Bay will need more than just a backup quarterback to play well in the coming weeks, adding someone who knows the ins and outs of the playbook and would have an immediate chemistry with most of the offensive players on the team, it makes sense that these rumors have started after the injury to Rodgers.