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.