Twitter has reacted after it was announced Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a broken collarbone and could miss the remainder of the 2017 season.
Rodgers landed on his right shoulder after a tackle from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in the first quarter. He was forced out of the game and left on a cart.
A broken collarbone on his non-throwing arm kept Rodgers out of seven games in 2013. This time it’s on his right side, which is more concerning. Don’t be surprised if the two-time MVP is placed on injured reserve in the coming days, although a return this season hasn’t been ruled out.
In the moments following the tackle, Packers Nation held its breath. And then came the worst possible news.
Then came the reactions on Twitter.
Backup Brett Hundley, who filled in for Rodgers, could only wish his chance came under better circumstances.
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, who himself suffered a season-ending injury last week, knows how it feels.
Looking ahead, Colin Kaepernick‘s name has been mentioned on more than one occasion.
Here’s how he’d look in green and gold.
But would a Kaepernick move even work?
It’s not just Kaepernick’s name swirling around Twitter. How about Tony Romo?
In all reality, neither will even receive a phone call from the Packers. Head coach Mike McCarthy made that clear in his postgame press conference.
Michelle Bruton of Bleacher Report and Cheesehead TV made a good point about why Hundley is the better option.
Whoever lines up at quarterback in the coming weeks, nobody can replace Aaron Rodgers. The hope is Hundley can put together some wins to keep the team in the playoff mix, ready for a return by No. 12 late in the year.
It happened in 2013. Could we see a repeat this year? Someone might need to give Matt Flynn a call.