The Green Bay Packers have to do without their start QB Aaron Rodgers thanks to a broken collarbone on a run-of-the-mill sack.
In addition, also part of the NFC North, the Chicago Bears, have to do without Jay Cutler thanks to a bum leg, which also wasn’t the result of some sort of illegal hit.
Game after game, start quarterbacks get sacked, get hurt — and miss starts. Of the 15 games on this week’s schedule, nine — 60 percent — feature at least one team that have had to change its quarterback because of injury this NFL season.
YouWager experts have learned that the league’s competition committee is now ready to take a look this offseason at whether to expand rules that protect the quarterback.
One of the two teams with a bye, St. Louis Rams, lost their No. 1 guy, 2010 top overall draft pick Sam Bradford, for the season. The 26 year-old, who tore a ligament in his left knee last month, is one of nine quarterbacks on injured reserve in 2013, the second most through 10 weeks in any of the past 15 seasons, according to different sources.
In face of those constant reminders of the dangers facing players at the sport’s marquee position, the NFL’s competition committee will take a look this offseason at whether to expand rules that protect the QB, according to the league vice president of officiating Dean Blandino.
The committee will review position-by-position injury data and go over video from games, a regular process between football seasons.