Just two weeks ago everything was looking up for the Green Bay Packers. The team was 5-2, riding a four-game winning streak and looking like an NFC contender.
Then Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and the entire complexion of the season changed. Green Bay lost to the Chicago Bears last week and to the Eagles on Sunday. After backup Seneca Wallace left Sunday's game with an injury, third-stringer Scott Tolzien entered the game. He kept the Packers alive, throwing for 280 yards and one touchdown, but it wasn't enough.
Green Bay's unfortunate quarterback situation prompted actor James Van Der Beek to send out this sad and hilarious tweet. You may remember that Van Der Beek played quarterback Jonathan "Mox" Moxon in the 1999 film, Varsity Blues.
I'm not saying the #Packers are desperate, but they just called to ask if I could actually play quarterback.
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) November 10, 2013
Ouch. Van Der Beek would probably be a cheaper option than Matt Flynn, whom the Packers are working out Monday, but it's unclear how his skillset would translate to the pro game. And if Van Der Beek thought there was pressure to win in West Canaan, he won't believe the scrutiny applied to the Packers in Titletown.
In case you've forgotten Van Der Beek's performance or haven't seen Varsity Blues, check out the film's trailer.