Ted Thompson Made the Call on Aaron Rodgers
Remember how Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the decision to sit quarterback Aaron Rodgers was an organizational decision, on Friday? Apparently, it was just a Ted Thompson decision.
That is, Thompson making the call after talking to team doctor Pat McKenzie.
Although McCarthy wouldn’t divulge who ultimately made the call, Rob Demovsky tells us it was made by Big Ted. He goes on to suggest that Thompson made the call because he doesn’t think this Packers team is a Super Bowl contender.
We’d tend to agree with that assessment, primarily because of the shit show that is the Packers defense. But who’s fault is that? Ted Thompson’s.
Maybe sign a free agent or something, bro.
At any rate, we know Rodgers feels he’s ready and wants to play. We also know that McCarthy seemed to be suggesting Rodgers could play, on Thursday.
McCarthy told reporters that Rodgers looked ready and was great in practice.
So for whatever reason, Thompson is taking the cautious approach. Rodgers’ initial timetable to return was four to six weeks.
He’ll now miss his seventh game in a row.
Is it possible Ted is trying to tank for the draft? He’d never admit that, but you have to wonder.
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