Of all the stats heading into this season, none is anymore jaw-dropping than this.
The Green Bay Packers — the franchise that launched the careers of players such as Bart Starr and Brett Favre — do not have a quarterback on their opening 53-man roster that ever has started an NFL game.
Aaron Rodgers never has started one (and, in fact, has been injured in the two games he has played). Seventh-round pick Matt Flynn never has started one. And second-round pick Brian Brohm never has started one.
Three QBs, no NFL starts.
What makes the Packers quarterback situation even more compelling as they get ready for Monday night’s home opener, first-game-of-the post-Favre-years against the Vikings is that is comes with Flynn as the No. 2 quarterback.
The rookie seventh-round pick outperformed the rookie second-round pick in camp.
Now Rodgers, Flynn and Brohm carry the franchise forward. It is plenty to ask the men who have combined to start 253 fewer games than Favre.