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Aaron Rodgers won’t play in the Pro Bowl

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There’s an opening at quarterback on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.

Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com reports that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be passing on the trip to Hawaii for the game later this month. Rodgers said that he won’t be going because of multiple injuries accrued over the course of the regular season. Rodgers said he had an injection in his knee on Tuesday and also mentioned ankle issues when discussing his decision to pass on the trip.

Rodgers is the second NFC quarterback to drop off the roster since the teams were announced. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will also miss the game after having knee surgery to repair his ACL and LCL last week. If Atlanta advances to the Super Bowl, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be off the roster as well.

Drew Brees was named to the roster as Griffin’s replacement. Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson were also names as alternates for the roster when the voting was compiled.

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40 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers won’t play in the Pro Bowl”
  1. csndrew says: Jan 15, 2013 4:00 PM

    As usual, if you’re a non-awful QB who plays all 16 games, you’re probably going to Hawaii.

  2. jhein23 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    Not surprised with how many times he was sacked and hit this season. If he wasn’t as mobile as he is he would’ve threatened David Carr’s record for sacks in a season. Jeff Saturday was a horrendous FA signing.

  3. rodgersrodgersheisking says: Jan 15, 2013 4:05 PM

    Heal well young man, we need you fit and healthy. Can’t really blame him, playing behind our line all season

  4. illinininer says: Jan 15, 2013 4:07 PM

    Ryan will be available.

  5. kotapug says: Jan 15, 2013 4:09 PM

    “multiple injuries accrued over the course of the regular season”

    Nice excuse

    And that is why AP is the MVP

  6. pnut87 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    That first hand-off in last year’s Pro Bowl probably didn’t do much to convince him to go either.

  7. hurrayforyogapants says: Jan 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    Does Christian Ponder get his first pro bowl now!

  8. duncanthecat says: Jan 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    Rogers only reason to attend was to meet RGIII.

    His cancellation had been expected for the past week.

  9. deltaoracle says: Jan 15, 2013 4:16 PM

    I imagine he can afford to spring for a ticket if he wants to vacation in Hawaii.

  10. wludford says: Jan 15, 2013 4:17 PM

    After last year’s joke of a game, I’m sure he figured why bother. The injuries are simply an excuse to get out of it.

  11. jgedgar70 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:19 PM

    So what are the odds that Brees and Manning also decide the Pro Bowl game is beneath them and they back out? Could Cam Newton get to back up Wilson?

  12. sdisme says: Jan 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    How long before we get to Ryan Lindley?

  13. Ponder This says: Jan 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    Wow, so now the Packers have no legitimate Pro Bowlers.

  14. tombradyswig says: Jan 15, 2013 4:27 PM

    he’ll be too busy whining, huffing, puffing and overall just complaining!

  15. shlort says: Jan 15, 2013 4:28 PM

    Just quit putting on the Pro-Bowl already. It is a popularity contest to begin with. 20 grand to lose, 40 grand to win and a trip to Hawai’i? These guys make more than that getting dressed on game day.

    Make it a trophy award and a check for some amount of money that can be donated to a charity of the players chosing. People dont watch it anyway because it is such a bogus contest.

  16. shiftyshellshocked says: Jan 15, 2013 4:28 PM

    should have blasted him harder. skol.

  17. WatchThis says: Jan 15, 2013 4:31 PM

    Maybe Stafford would be willing to throw for 400 yards in the game.

  18. TheWizard says: Jan 15, 2013 4:34 PM

    This Pro Bowl thing just isn’t working anymore.

    I remember in the 80’s seeing Howie Long get angry and rip somebody during the game.

    The only emotion now are the multiple man hugs before and after.

    Can we get back to handshakes please?

  19. gafraidh says: Jan 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    Can someone please figure out how to get “Pro Bowl appearances” to stop counting as a stat to reflect the overall quality of an individual’s career? It is such a frustrating carry over from yester-year, that media folks feel compelled to include.

  20. frozeninfear says: Jan 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    Last year’s pathetic performance was a disgrace to the game of football. No player would take any pride in such a farce. Good for boogie board fun, that’s all.

  21. ajschn06 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I wish AP would man up and do the same…

  22. tombradysponytail says: Jan 15, 2013 4:45 PM

    hurrayforyogapants says:Jan 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    Does Christian Ponder get his first pro bowl now!

    ———–

    I doubt his bruised arm will be healed yet. That’s like a 4-5 week recovery time…

  23. jpb12 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:46 PM

    Romo

  24. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 15, 2013 4:46 PM

    Ponder This says:Jan 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    Wow, so now the Packers have no legitimate Pro Bowlers.

    ——–

    shut your mouth

  25. endzone says: Jan 15, 2013 4:49 PM

    Why do they have the dumb game? The players don’t want to actually play it they just care about being named to it. I don’t blame them. Why risk getting injured for because you won an award? That makes no sense. I watch every game every Sunday, but Boredom always has me unable to sit through the Pro Bowl. I agree with Goodell on next to nothing, but I agree with him about doing something about the Pro Bowl. I think they should just have Alec Baldwin announce the winning names at the NFL awards banquet they have the night before the Superbowl. It would be kind of fun to see helmetless faces smiling, clean, shaved, and gussied up like normal people in evening clothes.

  26. z0inks says: Jan 15, 2013 4:52 PM

    “Excuse me, Mr. Goodell? There’s a Vince Young on the phone…..he wants to know where you’re having try-outs for the Pro Bowl.”

  27. seacab1972 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    You know you all want to see Wilson because he makes every game exciting. Bring the Rook!!!

  28. charlesfoxtrot says: Jan 15, 2013 5:04 PM

    jhein23 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    Not surprised with how many times he was sacked and hit this season. If he wasn’t as mobile as he is he would’ve threatened David Carr’s record for sacks in a season. Jeff Saturday was a horrendous FA signing.

    ——–

    But Saturday made the Pro Bowl too! Lol.

  29. judsonjr says: Jan 15, 2013 5:04 PM

    By the time we get done with people backing out it’s going to be Jay Cutler and Mike Vick in there.

  30. stairwayto7 says: Jan 15, 2013 5:09 PM

    Discount double choke in the pro bowl?

  31. hendeeze says: Jan 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    Matt Ryan will be included in this year’s probowl. Once the Niners are thru with him

  32. Ponder This says: Jan 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jan 15, 2013 4:46 PM

    Ponder This says:Jan 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    Wow, so now the Packers have no legitimate Pro Bowlers.

    ——–

    shut your mouth
    ________

    Sorry, I forgot about Jeff Saturday.

  33. bedminsterboy says: Jan 15, 2013 5:58 PM

    It can’t take many more QB’s to drop out before Tebow gets a call.

    Cancel the pro-bowl and organise some sort of skills competition the day before the Super Bowl -like they do in the NHL.

  34. iluvbears says: Jan 15, 2013 6:02 PM

    The injuries are a bruised ego & crushed hopes & dreams.

  35. hawk4life80 says: Jan 15, 2013 6:11 PM

    Russell Wilson!!!!!!!!!!

  36. boyshole25 says: Jan 15, 2013 6:20 PM

    Haha all the fans Of other NFC north teams talkin smack… Packers are only team that make that pathetic division. Watchable

  37. fringetastic says: Jan 15, 2013 7:20 PM

    Just one more reason — out of tons — why this revenue stream, errrrr sorry, “game” is a farce.

  38. sampulls says: Jan 15, 2013 9:24 PM

    Before 2011 = Rodgers a classy guy
    After 2011 = Rodgers a crybaby

    What happened?

    Signed, former fan of Aaron the Champ

  39. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 15, 2013 10:31 PM

    Hey, remember when the Packers ended the Vikings season?

    Me too. That’s the last NFC north memory we all have until next season. Let it sink in.

    You Vikings fans happy that the packers have the rest of the league a blueprint for stopping Peterson?

  40. trapshoot says: Jan 15, 2013 11:41 PM

    Why don’t they just cancel the the Pro Bowl? The stars don’t want to go near it.

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