Green Bay Packers veteran backup quarterback Seneca Wallace was the first man up following Aaron Rodgers’s broken collarbone in Week 9, but he only lasted 24 pass attempts before going down with a season-ending injury. After attempting five passes in his first start with the Packers against the Philadelphia Eagles, the 33-year-old journeyman was placed on the injured reserve with a severe groin injury.
According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Wallace’s groin injury was to his abductor tendon, and the Iowa State product will have surgery on it. Although it is unclear when he’ll have the surgery and how long rehab will take for Wallace, Hodkiewicz did make it clear that Wallace intends to play next season. We’ll see if he stick around with the Packers, but I think it’s much more likely for the Packers to roll with Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien as backups to Rodgers than to keep Wallace around.
24-year-old backup tight end Brandon Bostick was placed on the injured reserve after suffering a foot injury in the Packers comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys, and he needed to have surgery on it. While Bostick was still a backup even with Jermichael Finley out and is extremely raw (he can’t block), he has plenty of upside due to his athleticism and pass-catching ability. If he can fine-tune his game significantly, then he could be the next breakout weapon in the Packers offense. I mean, anyone Aaron Rodgers throws it to can be considered a weapon.
Per Hodkiewicz, Bostick broke a bone in his foot (fifth metatarsal) and will be in a walking boot for two more weeks. He will be good-to-go for the Packers offseason program, which is going to be crucial for a guy as raw as Bostick.