Aaron Rodgers is out for the season, and Twitter lost it.
If there is anything to say about Greenbay Packers fans, it’s that they are passionately loyal to their team. So loyal in fact, that the fans often consider players part of their own family. So naturally, when star Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone injury in week 6, fans were devastated. The game against the Vikings was a huge loss on and off the field, mainly because Rodgers is now out for the rest of the season.
Almost immediately after the Quarterback was shown being carted off the field, the internet went crazy.
Even other NFL stars expressed their empathy towards Rodgers on Twitter.
A collar bone injury generally takes 6–8 weeks to heal, leaving Packers fans with hopes that Rodgers could be back for the playoffs. However, 1) The odds that the Packers make it to any sort of playoff without Rodgers is highly unlikely. 2) The injury occured on Rodgers’ throwing arm, meaning the Quarterback will probably not be hopping right back in throwing routes after six weeks.
According to ESPN, the odds of the Packers winning the NFC North have plummeted from 52 percent to 25 percent, but team representatives assure fans that there is still hope in backup Quarterback Brett Hundley.
“I’ve been doing this my whole life,” Hundley said said in a post-game press conference (NFL.com) “”Aaron [Rodgers] is a Hall of Famer, and I want to be a Hall of Famer one day. I will lead this team. We’re all going to have fun, we’re all going to go out there and play football. It’s still football at the end of the day, and our goals are still in front of us.”
Like it or not, Packer’s fans will have to grin and bear with Hundley for the remainder of the season.