That will be the big question for the Green Bay Packers this week. With the team effectively out of postseason contention, will they continue to play Aaron Rodgers?
Rodgers returned with a rusty performance on Sunday with a broken collarbone that was not fully healed. Rodgers of course says he wants to continue playing, but the Packers could easily turn back to Brett Hundley since they’re going nowhere.
“We’ll see how I feel tomorrow and go from there,” Rodgers said. “I’m a little sore. I’m a competitor. Until they tell me otherwise, I’m expecting to play.”
Rodgers went 26-of-45 for 290 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in his return. He also ran six times for 43 yards. Clearly he wasn’t limited in what he could do.
Sitting Rodgers would likely actually help the Packers’ draft position. Of course, that’s kind of robbing the fans of watching him play. And he does get paid to play football, after all.
Even if Rodgers were to suffer another injury, he’d have all offseason to recover.