Andrew Quarless has officially taken over the Packers' starting tight end job from rookie Richard Rodgers. For the first time this season, Quarless was listed as the starter on the team's weekly depth chart.
Quarless had been in Aaron Rodgers' ear most of Sunday’s game, letting him know that he can beat the defender when it's a linebacker assigned to cover him. On the game-winning play, Rodgers saw the same matchup, changed the call and went right to Quarless.
"It's plays like that that you feel really good about the connection you have with the receiver when you can make that eye contact and be on the same page," Rodgers said Tuesday on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show. "I'm proud of Q. He's a guy who's made some big plays over the years and hopefully this is the start of getting him some more opportunities."
Quarless is in the mix as a fantasy TE2 given the confidence that Rodgers has in him and the overall production of the Green Bay offense. It doesn't look like Richard Rodgers is going to make much of a fantasy impact this year.