Will he or won’t he?
That’s the question for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While sitting out the first preseason game, Rodgers said he would be playing in the second one.
Well, that might not happen after all.
Just like last week, Rodgers has been running the scout team in practice. That’s usually as good a sign as any that QB1 won’t be QB1 when the game rolls around.
The Packers get the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. And Rodgers?
“If I play,” Rodgers said, “it won’t be a whole lot.”
The Packers are obviously being cautious with their franchise player. That sucks for fans who pay for tickets to these meaningless affairs, but we’re not going to get too broken up about it.
Despite how high everyone is on Brett Hundley, Rodgers is the top guy on the list of players you don’t want getting injured in a preseason game.
Rodgers is expected to play in week 3 at San Francisco. Then he and probably the rest of the starters will watch the fourth preseason game from the sidelines.
“I think everybody feels like four or five (preseason games) is probably more than we need to get ready, but until they make a change there that’s the way it’s going to be, and we’re going to be smart about it.”