The Green Bay Packers were having a great season right up to the first quarter of their game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. That's when the 4-1 division leaders saw the wheels come off. At the seven-minute mark of the game, Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers was tackled as he was throwing a pass and landed on his throwing arm, ESPN reports. Though Rodgers was able to walk off the field, upon inspection by medical personnel, it was announced that the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player had broken his right collarbone and could miss the rest of the season.
The last time Rodgers spent any significant time on the sidelines was during the 2013 season, when he missed seven games after breaking his left collarbone. The Packers went 2-4-1 during that stretch. After leaving the game Sunday Rodgers was replaced by third-year pro Brett Hundley, whose first pass of the day was intercepted, setting up a Vikings touchdown. Hundley is the only other quarterback on the Packers. Some sports writers have already begun floating the possibility that Packers could sign Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er whose protests during the national anthem last season led to this season's league-wide demonstrations. Kaepernick grew up in Milwaukee, about 120 miles from Green Bay. (Read more Aaron Rodgers stories.)