Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy appeared to put to bed talk of them signing a free agent quarterback after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Rodgers sustained the injury in the first quarter of the 23-10 defeat on Sunday as he was hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on a pass intended for Martellus Bennett.

The Packers have already indicated Rodgers could miss the rest of the season, naturally leading to suggestions Green Bay may look to the open market for a quarterback, with former Dallas Cowboy and TV pundit Tony Romo and ex-San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick the obvious candidates were a team that is consistently in play-off contention look to sign a free agent.

But McCarthy moved quickly to scotch such talk, insisting that the offense of the 4-2 Packers will now be in the hands of backup Brett Hundley, a third-year fifth-round pick out of UCLA who led one touchdown drive in Rodgers' stead.