Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that with Aaron Rodgers suffering a broken collarbone on Monday night, his team can rally around backup quarterback Seneca Wallace.
“He’s played in a lot of games, been in the league a long time, I look for him to improve with a week of preparation,” McCarthy said. “I have all the confidence in the world in Seneca.”
McCarthy said he thinks Wallace should be significantly better with a week to prepare with the first-string offense than he was coming off the bench cold after Rodgers was hurt against the Bears on Monday night. And he said he believes he and the coaching staff can design a game plan that makes the most of Wallace’s talent as an athlete.
“It’s my responsibility and our coaching staff’s responsibility to make sure the game plan fits his skill set,” McCarthy said. “We’ll have a challenging week as a whole offense.”
McCarthy described Rodgers as “week to week” and said the tests conducted today gave the team reason for optimism that Rodgers will be back under center reasonably soon.
“The doctors felt much better today than they did last night,” McCarthy said.
And McCarthy will feel better when Rodgers is back, no matter how much confidence he says he has in Wallace.