CANTON, Ohio - When the Green Bay Packers suit up to face the Indianapolis Colts for the 2016 NFL Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night, it won't be Aaron Rodgers taking the first snap for the Green and Gold. It very well could be Wesley's own Joe Callahan.
According to ESPN Staff Writer Jason Wilde, Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy has not named Callahan the starter for the season's inaugural preseason game, but Thursday's practice indicated he is the likely starter: "If Rodgers sits out and Hundley can't go, Callahan would probably start, because he has worked as the No. 3 quarterback since signing with the Packers after the draft."
Callahan was signed as an undrafted free agent, and entered camp with the Packers contending for a roster spot. The former Wolverine was third on the depth chart entering this week, but the Packers would never risk an injury to starter Aaron Rodgers in a preseason game. A minor injury to backup Brett Hundley on Monday opened the door for Callahan, who hopes to make the most of his opportunity.
On a night when former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will have his legendary career honored by entering the Hall of Fame, Callahan will begin his own NFL journey. Tune into ESPN on Sunday evening, with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m.