Rodgers came back in Week 15 to try and keep the Packers alive in the playoff race. But a loss to the Panthers and a win by the Falcons on Monday night eliminated the Pack. Hundley looks like he'll get the start in Weeks 16 and 17.
Aaron Rodgers, who was activated off injured reserve Saturday, will go through a "trial practice week" by primarily serving as the scout team quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, according to a team source.
Rodgers broke his right clavicle Oct. 15 and underwent a surgical repair.
The Packers (6-6) are still alive in the NFC playoff picture and play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, with Brett Hundley making his seventh start since Rodgers was injured in Week 6.
Rodgers is eligible under the league's designated to return rules for the Packers' Dec. 17 game against the Panthers. He still would need medical clearance to formally return to play, but his scout team work this week will serve as the next step before a full return to practice next week the story said.
The Packers will not sign a veteran QB, according to the story. Hundley should have some fantasy value with all the talent around him, and once the team adjusts the game plan to Hundley's strengths. The team could also use a more balanced attack. Also, nothing changes with Rodgers' timeline. He'll be out for the remainder of the season and miss a "significant amount of time," according to McCarthy.
Aaron Rodgers was carted to the locker room in the first quarter of Sunday's game after taking a hard hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. The two-time Most Valuable Player suffered a broken collarbone that could cause him to miss the rest of the season, the Packers announced.
Hundley will take over for the foreseeable future at QB. NFL Red Zone reported Rodgers missed seven weeks back in 2013 with a broken collarbone, but we're already seeing reports of the possibility Rodgers won't be back this year. Hundley downgrades the Packers receivers and it's possible the team turns to a more balanced attack, especially with RB Aaron Jones showing a spark last week against Dallas.