The Green Bay Packers placed their prized quarterback on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon, ending his season after his team’s playoff dreams were dashed Monday night, as the Atlanta Falcons’ win over Tampa Bay mathematically eliminated Green Bay from the NFC playoff race.
After being sidelined for seven games with a collarbone injury suffered against the Vikings in Week 6, Rodgers returned to the field Sunday with a chance to win the final three games and sneak into the postseason, but the Packers lost 31-24 in Carolina.
To replace Rodgers on the 53-man roster, Green Bay signed quarterback Joe Callahan. The Packers also released fullback Joe Kerridge from the active roster and quarterback Jerod Evans from the practice squad.
Brett Hundley will start his eighth game of the season when the Packers square off against Minnesota at Lambeau Field on Saturday. He owns a 3-4 record as a starter this season.