The Green Bay Packers are in an unfavorable position after they lost their starting quarterback Monday night, and Aaron Rodgers could very well miss as much as six weeks due to a collarbone fracture. That means Green Bay, sitting at 5-3 in a tie for the NFC North lead, could very well be without their All-Pro QB for the majority of the regular season.
If the Pack want to win the division and make a run in the playoffs, it’s time for Seneca Wallace to step up and guide the Packers’ offense through this.
Wallace has been in the NFL for a long time, spending most of his career as a backup. After a brief stint s the starter for the Cleveland Browns, Wallace has been relegated back into a backup role with the Packers after signing with them this offseason. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy expressed confidence in Wallace leading the offense while Rodgers is out.
“He’s played in a lot of games, been in the league a long time, I look for him to improve with a week of preparation,” McCarthy said. “I have all the confidence in the world in Seneca.”
For his career, Wallace has thrown for 4,922 yards, 32 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. To put that into perspective, Rodgers has thrown for 4,400+ yards and 39+ touchdowns in each of the past two seasons.