The Green Bay Packers were dealt an enormous blow last Sunday during their Week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings as their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, went down in the game with a potentially season-ending injury.
The Packers quarterback received a brutal hit and was buried into the turf by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr halfway through the first quarter. His right shoulder was instantly in pain and he was taken to the injury tent on the sideline before ultimately being taken to the locker room on a cart.
Green Bay later confirmed that he had broken his collarbone and that it would require surgery, effectively ending his season, meaning Brett Hundley will now play under center in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.
However, there has been a certain group of fans that have been petitioning hard for the Packers to not go ahead with Hundley and instead sign another quarterback to the roster, Colin Kaepernick.
A Packers fan in California has started a Change.org petition asking the team to sign Kaepernick and in just a matter of days, that petition has already garnered over 18,000 signatures as of October 19.
Their petition statement reads: "Aaron Rodgers is possibly out for the rest of the season but there's a Wisconsin-born QB who should be on our team! Lets makes sure the organization know we support Kaepernick to the Packers!"
Once the petition reaches its goal of 25,000 signatures, it will be sent to the NFL and to Green Bay Packers for them to look over. The petition isn't requesting the Packers to make Kaepernick the starter, they just want him on the team as a potential alternative at quarterback while Rodgers is on the sidelines.
This move, however, has zero chance of happening, as Packers head coach Mike McCarthy already shot down the idea of the team signing the former San Francisco 49er and Wisconsin-native quarterback earlier this week.
McCarthy said to a reporter who asked if the team would sign Kaepernick: "Did you just listen to the question I just answered? I've got three years invested in Brett Hundley. I've got two years invested in Joe Callahan.
"The quarterback room is exactly where it needs to be. We're fortunate to have a great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. We're committed to the path that we're on. Brett Hundley will be starting this week and Joe Callahan will be the backup."
So no matter how many people sign this petition, the Packers will still be moving forward with Hundley as their starter and Kaepernick will not be signed by the team, not even as a potential backup.
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