Aaron Rodgers looks “like himself” as the scout-team quarterback

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No team has a better scout-team quarterback than the Packers do.

Aaron Rodgers returned to practice Saturday, but reporters didn’t get their first look at the former league MVP until Wednesday. Rodgers looked “like himself” as Jordy Nelson said. Aside from, of course, the part where Rodgers lined up at cornerback on the scout team.

“He throws the ball unlike any I’ve ever seen,” Brett Hundley said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “Still slinging it.”

Rodgers split scout-team work with backup Joe Callahan and practice-squad quarterback Jerod Evans.

Rodgers underwent surgery on his broken right clavicle on Oct. 19, and the Packers placed him on injured reserve the following day. He does not become eligible to return to game action until Dec. 17 at Carolina.

Thus, Hundley starts again Sunday, possibly for the last time this season.

Doctors have not cleared Rodgers for contact yet, but he is expected to undergo a scan after Sunday’s game against the Browns to see if the collarbone has healed.

Linebacker Clay Matthews said last week the Packers probably shouldn’t have placed Rodgers on injured reserve, because Rodgers appears ready to return.

“I think we know when he comes back we know what he brings to the table,” Matthews said. “In the meantime, there’s no point in getting too excited over his hopeful return, because Brett’s our guy. We’ve got these four more games, and I assume one more game with Brett at the helm. We’ve got to get this win first, but hopefully that’s the plan moving forward.”

45 responses to “Aaron Rodgers looks “like himself” as the scout-team quarterback

  1. my favorite team has been doing just fine w/ the 3rd string qb, why can’t the pack win with their 2nd, Brett Hundley? I remember many pack fans claiming before the season that they would be trading Hundley for at least a 1st and a 4th this next offseason LOL! TT and McCarthy need to go.

  2. I guess with Kevin King out and Hundley showing such a profoundly successful grasp of the QB position, it makes perfect sense for Rodgers to get some reps in at cornerback.

  3. I hope they are sure without any shred of doubt before they give him the green light. It’d be a shame to see him come back too soon and risk breaking it again, than to have him fully healed and ready to rock for next season. Not a Green Bay fan, just my .02

  4. Don’t come back this year arod… look what happened to Romo when he returned from that injury in a thanksgiving game against the panthers a couple years ago. Be scared of kk, pep and td

  5. Too soon. He needs to be healed 100%. We can sacrifice one season. It’s not the end of the world.

  6. The Best scout team QB in the history of the NFL I’m sure.

    But based on what the team says, they shouldn’t even need him to play. I’m mean, just having him standing around practicing gives the team magical powers to win games. He’s the MVP.

    Are we celebrating Christmas or Rodgermas?

  7. Rodgers back in time for a “miraculous” comeback to make the playoffs and boost the ratings? What a surprise! Pretty “lucky” that everyone else in the NFC has forgotten how to play football. The Packers are still in the wildcard hunt. It couldn’t have been “scripted” any better 🙂 Cowboys gonna win again this week too? And I’m assuming the Lions have another shocking collapse?

  8. The Packers need to win out and need help from other teams to have a chance. The Packers are playing the Browns, a desperate team, who stop the run which Green Bay has used to get by without Rodgers. If the Browns stuff the run and Hunley is forced to win thr game it could be trouble. Packer fan are looking ahead to Carolina, but if they don’t beat the browns there season is over. The NFC is too competitive this year.

  9. Glad he’s recovering well. But, his body couldn’t absorb a relatively minor blow when healthy, do they really think his recently repaired body is going to be able to take hits? Someone in that building needs to be smart enough to realize Rodgers is the whole team and shouldn’t come back for 3 meaningless games just to save the coaching staff and GM from being fired.

  10. stellarperformance says:
    December 7, 2017 at 5:15 am
    Too soon. He needs to be healed 100%. We can sacrifice one season. It’s not the end of the world.

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    Interesting take, my guess when you look how the team performed with out him McCarthy and TT should be worried about their jobs. Which I think means if he is deemed healthy by Dr’s he will be back on the field.

    I for one hope he is on the field when the Vikings play the pack.

  11. ajzinnecker says:
    December 7, 2017 at 7:36 am
    ……….but if they don’t beat the browns there season is over. The NFC is too competitive this year.
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    The packers season was over in week 6.

    It’s just the media hype and the schizo fans holding on to “the second coming of Rodgers”

    Regardless of the outcome in Cleveland, Rodgers won’t be playing against Carolina.

  12. Packers will lose to Cleveland and the season will be over. Don’t bother even coming back Rodgers.

  13. So he is rolling his eyes, throwing his teammates under the bus and whining for every single call?

  14. I say you put his ass on the fleld as soon as possible to save your freeking jobs> Mike M, Ted T, and Dom de dom dom Capers.
    One thing for sure there will be two games where he may be driven in the the packer frozen tundra and regret his decision but who cares. Stupid is as stupid does. The vikes will be looking for him thats for sure.

  15. artvan15 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 8:52 am
    Packers will lose to Cleveland and the season will be over. Don’t bother even coming back

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    I just wonder if their coach is smart enough to tell the QB throw early throw often and abandon the run. If so they should win this sucker. Unless they dont want to win?

  16. Technically the Pack still have a shot at the playoffs but in all reality they don’t have a chance. There are a handful of teams with 2-3 more wins so they would need to win out and have those teams lose out. At this point Arod would only be trying to knock Carolina out of the playoffs or affect Minnesota’s seeding. Not worth it IMO.

  17. schmitty2 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 10:15 am
    Technically the Pack still have a shot at the playoffs but in all reality they don’t have a chance. There are a handful of teams with 2-3 more wins so they would need to win out and have those teams lose out. At this point Arod would only be trying to knock Carolina out of the playoffs or affect Minnesota’s seeding. Not worth it IMO.

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    1 Loss by Falcons: Who play Saints 2x, Buccs, Panthers
    2 Losses by Panthers who play Minnesota, Packers(Head to Head), Falcons, and Buccs

    Packers win out and have the Panthers lose another game, and they are in. It’s not that difficult. You are acting like the Falcons and Panthers are playing the Browns every week.

    They both have tough schedules

  18. The Packers need to win out and need help from other teams to have a chance.
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    They actually dont need THAT much “help”. Assuming they beat Cleveland, they’d move to 7-6. The Falcons are in a freefall and still have to play the Saints twice and Carolina. Carolina has to play the Vikings and Falcons along with the Packers…and if the Packers beat Carolina they would hold a head-to-head tiebreaker. They hold a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Seahawks should they falter vs the Jags and Rams down the stretch.

    With the NFC South teams beating up on each other over this last month, 10-6 will absolutely be good enough for the Packers to make the playoffs.

  19. I don’t know the extent of the injury and the risk to AR of coming back this season — don’t think anyone not a on-site physician does — nor have I had a close look at the Pack’s playoff road. But, on a purely emotional level, I’d love to see AR do some magic this season — I think it would be good for the league and it would get some real excitement going if the Vikings came to Lambeau on the 23rd and got “stunned” — or whatever other verb the sports writers overuse to describe an upset.

    Altogether, it would be great if NFL fans had football games and exciting playoff races to talk about instead of the league’s general business incompetence and utter cluelessness.

  20. In Teddy We Trust says:
    December 7, 2017 at 9:51 am
    No team has a better scout-team quarterback than the Packers do.
    ________

    True, but most scout team quarterbacks are able to take a hit without shattering a bone.
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    At least it took a hit to cause his injury. You’ve got two QBs sitting… from nothing.

  21. I want him back for Minnesota then Barr can tell us how the mean QB yelled at him on the field. What happens on the field stays on the field. That was a first for me, cheap shot someone then cry when they arent happy about it.

  22. threeptplay says:
    December 7, 2017 at 10:34 am
    The Packers need to win out and need help from other teams to have a chance.
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    The Falcons are in a freefall and still have to play the Saints twice and Carolina. Carolina has to play the Vikings and Falcons along with the Packers…

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    Which is it the Falcons are in freefall OR they are a tough team still left on Carolina’s schedule, you can’t have it both ways.

    If by “freefall” you mean winning 3 consecutive prior to MN game including a win at Seattle which proved a tough place to play for the Eagles, then I suppose you are correct.

  23. nickysnipes says:

    December 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

    schmitty2 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 10:15 am
    Technically the Pack still have a shot at the playoffs but in all reality they don’t have a chance. There are a handful of teams with 2-3 more wins so they would need to win out and have those teams lose out. At this point Arod would only be trying to knock Carolina out of the playoffs or affect Minnesota’s seeding. Not worth it IMO.

    _____________________________

    1 Loss by Falcons: Who play Saints 2x, Buccs, Panthers
    2 Losses by Panthers who play Minnesota, Packers(Head to Head), Falcons, and Buccs

    Packers win out and have the Panthers lose another game, and they are in. It’s not that difficult. You are acting like the Falcons and Panthers are playing the Browns every week.

    They both have tough schedules
    ===============================

    You left Seattle, Detroit , and Dallas out of your little dream scenarios…..

    You do realize that if there is a 3 way tie records wise. head to head goes out the window, right?

    of course you don’t. It doesn’t matter anyway, GB is not running the table.

  24. threeptplay says:

    December 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

    The Packers need to win out and need help from other teams to have a chance.
    ——————————————————-

    They actually dont need THAT much “help”. Assuming they beat Cleveland, they’d move to 7-6. The Falcons are in a freefall and still have to play the Saints twice and Carolina. Carolina has to play the Vikings and Falcons along with the Packers…and if the Packers beat Carolina they would hold a head-to-head tiebreaker. They hold a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Seahawks should they falter vs the Jags and Rams down the stretch.

    With the NFC South teams beating up on each other over this last month, 10-6 will absolutely be good enough for the Packers to make the playoffs
    =======================================================

    Division winners: Vikings, Eagles , Saints, Rams

    That leaves: Carolina, Falcons, Seahawks, Lions, GB and Dallas fighting for spots.

    Falcons and Seattle are your wild cards.

    GB needs more help than what you stated. Its all moot anyway, they aren’t finishing 4-0, with or without Rodgers—-you are dreaming.

  25. The team is more or less the same as it has been. AR can lead them into the playoffs as has been shown.

    The thing is, once the playoffs start, anything can happen and it doesn’t matter a bit what your regular season record is. If they can replicate what they have done before, but they have a lot of work left.

    It has been done.

  26. December 7, 2017 at 10:15 am
    Technically the Pack still have a shot at the playoffs but in all reality they don’t have a chance. There are a handful of teams with 2-3 more wins so they would need to win out and have those teams lose out. At this point Arod would only be trying to knock Carolina out of the playoffs or affect Minnesota’s seeding. Not worth it IMO.

    _____________________________

    1 Loss by Falcons: Who play Saints 2x, Buccs, Panthers
    2 Losses by Panthers who play Minnesota, Packers(Head to Head), Falcons, and Buccs

    Packers win out and have the Panthers lose another game, and they are in. It’s not that difficult. You are acting like the Falcons and Panthers are playing the Browns every week.

    They both have tough schedules
    ===============================

    You left Seattle, Detroit , and Dallas out of your little dream scenarios…..

    You do realize that if there is a 3 way tie records wise. head to head goes out the window, right?

    of course you don’t. It doesn’t matter anyway, GB is not running the table.

    ________________________________________

    I left them out because they are irrelevant to the teams the Packers need to lose. Like it or not if 8 teams are 10-6 – The Packers make it in.

    If Atlanta, Carolina, LA, Seattle, Cowboys, Packers, Eagles, Vikings are all 10-6 – Packers would be the #2 seed. Thats not going to happen though.

    If the Packers win out they beat Detroit because Detroit would have 7 losses.

    Do some research.

  27. billtetley53 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    threeptplay says:

    December 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

    The Packers need to win out and need help from other teams to have a chance.
    ——————————————————-

    They actually dont need THAT much “help”. Assuming they beat Cleveland, they’d move to 7-6. The Falcons are in a freefall and still have to play the Saints twice and Carolina. Carolina has to play the Vikings and Falcons along with the Packers…and if the Packers beat Carolina they would hold a head-to-head tiebreaker. They hold a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Seahawks should they falter vs the Jags and Rams down the stretch.

    With the NFC South teams beating up on each other over this last month, 10-6 will absolutely be good enough for the Packers to make the playoffs
    =======================================================

    Division winners: Vikings, Eagles , Saints, Rams

    That leaves: Carolina, Falcons, Seahawks, Lions, GB and Dallas fighting for spots.

    Falcons and Seattle are your wild cards.

    GB needs more help than what you stated. Its all moot anyway, they aren’t finishing 4-0, with or without Rodgers—-you are dreaming.

    _____________________________________________________

    Ok so if Atlanta, Green Bay, and Carolina all have 10-6 records… who makes it in?

  28. It would go by conference records, which are yet to be determined.

    Look, the Packers have a 7% chance of making it in. The odds are 750-1.

    They need to win out, and then have about 10 other things fall their way.

    They are not winning out, you know it, I know it, everyone knows it.

  29. Funny Vikings fans calling Rodgers fragile considering their QB’s …but hey no one likes injuries (except the purples). Id rather face their best players, unlike the Vikes fans reveling in one of the best QB’s in the league being injured…but to each their own…enjoy your playoff run, I mean game. I highly doubt the Packers can make it to the playoffs with or without Rodgers, so let him heal. Id like to see them make it but I don’t see it happening. and for the love of pete can we stop referring to Keenum as the purples 3rd string QB….Hes better then teddy and Bradford was a .500 QB…

  30. cheek2vegas says:

    December 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Funny Vikings fans calling Rodgers fragile considering their QB’s …but hey no one likes injuries (except the purples). Id rather face their best players, unlike the Vikes fans reveling in one of the best QB’s in the league being injured…but to each their own…enjoy your playoff run, I mean game. I highly doubt the Packers can make it to the playoffs with or without Rodgers, so let him heal. Id like to see them make it but I don’t see it happening. and for the love of pete can we stop referring to Keenum as the purples 3rd string QB….Hes better then teddy and Bradford was a .500 QB…
    ============================

    Nobody is reveling in it. We are just tired of:

    A.) Packers fans calling it a dirty hit
    B.) Packers fans whining about the hit.

    Injuries happen and Vikings fans have been told all along that you cant use it as an excuse.

    Sorry we broke your quarterback, sincerely, I am. You and your fellow fans will use it to disparage anything the Vikings happen to do this year…

  31. Didn’t realize that the scout team practice has flag-happy refs that call every little thing on the opposing D even amidst the non-stop whining from the QB

  32. “Nobody is reveling in it.”

    Of course you are. The only reason the Vikings are at the top of the division is because of that unnecessary hit on Rodgers. And you want to act like you got there all by yourself.

    It’s really not hard to see how scared opposing teams are of Rodgers coming back either. The GOAT’s return instantly turns the Packers into a Super Bowl contender.

  33. revelation123 says:

    Of course you are. The only reason the Vikings are at the top of the division is because of that unnecessary hit on Rodgers. And you want to act like you got there all by yourself.
    ##############

    In your dreams…

    First of all, it wasn’t an unnecessary hit. It was a totally legal, expected hit. Rodgers fell awkwardly and broke his own collarbone.

    The Packers had already lost to the Falcons. There is no reason to think they would have beat the Saints with Rodgers. Etc, etc…

    The Packers would have been, at best, battling it out for second place.

    No one is afraid of Rodgers coming back. We’ve seen your defense (or lack thereof).

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