Packers cut B.J. Coleman, Aaron Rodgers currently has no backup

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And then there was one: Aaron Rodgers is the only quarterback on the Packers’ 53-man roster.

The Packers released quarterback B.J. Coleman, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. With the Packers having previously released Graham Harrell and Vince Young, they’re now down to only Rodgers on the 53-man roster. Quarterback Scott Tolzien is on the practice squad.

Green Bay obviously isn’t going to go into Week One against the 49ers with Rodgers as their only quarterback suited up, so they must be planning to sign some other quarterback who was let go by some other team in the last few days.

A 2012 seventh-round draft pick, Coleman did not play particularly well during the preseason, so it isn’t a huge surprise that he has been released. But it does remain an open question what would happen to the Packers’ offense if Rodgers were to suffer an injury. Whoever Rodgers’ backup is, he’s not on the Packers’ roster right now, and the season opener is six days away.

UPDATE 10:10 a.m. ET: The Packers have signed Seneca Wallace to back up Rodgers.

38 responses to “Packers cut B.J. Coleman, Aaron Rodgers currently has no backup

  1. It’s very surprising that the Packers find themselves in this situation. Not having a back up QB one week before the opener demonstrates poor personnel management by the front office.

  2. WTH is going on up in Green Bay? Unless they are bringing back VY I can’t see who they would bring in that would get up to speed fast enough for the start of the season. Maybe Favre is the unofficial secret backup lol. I am kidding so limit the thumbs down. Again, am I missing something as to the plan that TT has for this team because I just don’t see it other than the VY scenario

  3. They’re gonna say they should have brought in VY earlier but then sign Seneca Wallace now? He’s in a worse boat now than VY would be.

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    Insiders say that Vince Young was unable to make real progress learning the offense. Apparently they think Wallace has a better chance.

  4. They should have cut him earlier and kept Vince Young instead.

    “Because it’s all part of the plan…”

  5. So-o-o-o-o you get rid of all your backups, then try to find someone who could step in if Rogers goes down? Any bets Rogers gets hurt first game and is out for the season??? No back up with ANY knowledge of the system in place. Geeee’s

  6. TT has got his weinie caught in his zipper. This is the season when all those past memories will go away and everyone will realize that he just got lucky and is not an NFL Guru.

  7. Why morons always say if Rodgers goes down GB is done?? I can name 20 teams just off the top of my head that if the starter goes down they are screwed….

  8. Hahaha…they sign Seneca Wallace. A Drama Queen for the locker room. Just what the Pack needs. I’m a Bears fan. I don’t want to see Rodgers hurt. But hey, if he goes down with a hangnail, well maybe Tebow might be called

  9. This is overconfidence at its worst. Whoever they bring onto the team, this late in the preseason, still has to learn the playbook. And now that Coleman is gone, if Rodgers gets injured on his first snap, what plays is the new quarterback gonna run? Is he gonna draw plays in the dirt? This is just CRAZY. Big, BIG mistake. They should have kept Vince until they found another backup and got him familiar with the playbook!

  10. It behooves the Green Bay Packers to look at Tebow as a backup quarterback. A fast learner, he is in ideal candidate for Aaron’s backup. Go ahead Packers. You’ll never regret it.

  11. Norseman says: Sep 2, 2013 10:08 AM

    Why bother with a backup QB anyway. If #12 goes down, the Packers are done. Period.
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    In terms of contending for the Lombardi trophy, yes, you’re right. But such is the case with almost every team in the league, given the conditions for league-wide parity (e.g., salary cap) which have made it such a popular sport.

    But here’s the difference:

    If some teams had lost their starting rb, like the Packers just did, losing DuJuan Harris for the season, it certainly doesn’t help their chances, but they still aren’t totally out of contention as long as they have Rodgers behind center.

    Yet if your Vikings lose Adrian Peterson, then even with your starting QB your season is most definitely done. But then again, as long as you have the QB you do, your season is “done” even with Adrian Peterson, that is, at least, in terms of seriously contending for the Lombardi Trophy, as distinct from trying to beat the Packers once a year (= your Super Bowl). How bout dem apples?

    P.S.: Given you’re a Vikings fan, I shouldn’t assume you know what a “Lombardi Trophy” is. Fyi, it’s the trophy awarded to a team which actually wins a Super Bowl, as distinct from losing a Super Bowl (and/or losing multiple ones), or winning the Division championship, or having the #1 rated running back in the league, or the rare occurrence of beating their division rival once a year, etc., etc.

  12. Worth a re-post.

    In terms of contending for the Lombardi trophy, yes, you’re right. But such is the case with almost every team in the league, given the conditions for league-wide parity (e.g., salary cap) which have made it such a popular sport.

    But here’s the difference:

    If some teams had lost their starting rb, like the Packers just did, losing DuJuan Harris for the season, it certainly doesn’t help their chances, but they still aren’t totally out of contention as long as they have Rodgers behind center.

    Yet if your Vikings lose Adrian Peterson, then even with your starting QB your season is most definitely done. But then again, as long as you have the QB you do, your season is “done” even with Adrian Peterson, that is, at least, in terms of seriously contending for the Lombardi Trophy, as distinct from trying to beat the Packers once a year (= your Super Bowl). How bout dem apples?

    P.S.: Given you’re a Vikings fan, I shouldn’t assume you know what a “Lombardi Trophy” is. Fyi, it’s the trophy awarded to a team which actually wins a Super Bowl, as distinct from losing a Super Bowl (and/or losing multiple ones), or winning the Division championship, or having the #1 rated running back in the league, or the rare occurrence of beating their division rival once a year, etc., etc.

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