Aaron Rodgers says collarbone feels good

AP

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers likely harbored hopes of being in Minneapolis this week to prepare to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but his regular season trip to U.S. Bank Stadium all but put an end to those aspirations.

Rodgers broke his collarbone on a hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in Week Six and went on injured reserve before making a return to the lineup in Week 15 against the Panthers. It turned out to be a cameo as the Packers lost to end any chance of a playoff berth and Rodgers returned to injured reserve for the final two weeks of the season.

Rodgers is in Minnesota on Thursday, but it is to appear as a guest on some of the many radio and television shows broadcasting amid the Super Bowl festivities. The condition of his collarbone is the main topic at all of his stops and he’s saying that everything is feeling good more than a month after his final game action of the year.

Rodgers said he’s able to play golf and it seems he should be fine when it comes time to start offseason work with the team later this year. Keeping things that way would be a boost to Green Bay’s chances of a better ending to the 2018 season.

54 responses to “Aaron Rodgers says collarbone feels good

  1. I’m just glad they didnt do something stupid like hire a defensive minded head coach to go with Rodgers and a new front office to completely overhaul their draft and free agency process.

  2. Able to play golf. Yup, he’ll be at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, which starts next week.

    As a GB shareholder, I’m tired of seeing his mug everywhere other than on the gridiron.

  3. Even as a Vikings fan, I hope Rodgers is able to return to form. Rodgers may not be “The Greatest” but his skill set and ability make him one of the best to ever play. I enjoy watching him play the game and would be bummed if he can’t continue at that high level we’re used to seeing.

  4. One collar bone crunch leads to the dumpster fire we call the Green Bay Packers. This team is on the decline and one aging QB isn’t going to resurrect it.

  5. Other QB moves has created a fresh opportunity for Aaron to make it back the SB again – when Romo turbo-charged the demand in the booth for other channels.

  6. I’m glad is all good with Aaron, and hope is is 100 percent by the time the Vikings play them again this year. Ric Flair said “You want to be the man, you have to beat the man.” I thats what I’m sure the Vikings have in mind!

  7. I’m no athlete and certainly don’t have his genes, but I hope this doesn’t become a recurring issue for him. I’ve broken my right clavicle three times and my left twice.

  8. You don’t have to like him (I don’t), you can get sick and tired of hearing about him (I do), but you got to respect his play. He is a very good QB.

  9. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:16 am
    Aaron Rodgers back. New, more aggressive GM, new DC who can actually adjust his schemes and communicate to his players.

    Uh oh, team purple. Back to also-ran status.

    //////////////////////////

    You would think pack fan would have higher expectations than beating the Vikings. Getting bounced out of playoffs is just fine with the pack faithful.

  10. All I can say is if you end up with only 1 ring your entire career, this will be one of the biggest talent wastes and disappointments in NFL history….especially where you’re not taking over for the lowly 0-16 Browns. You’re first year as a starter, you took over for the 13-3 Green Bay Packers.

    It’s time to elevate your game and MAKE ALL AROUND YOU BETTER. The greatest QBs stay on the field longer taking pressure off their defense AND turn no names into household stars…(see: Julian Edelman).

    Step up AR!

  11. Able to play golf. Yup, he’ll be at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, which starts next week.

    As a GB shareholder, I’m tired of seeing his mug everywhere other than on the gridiron.

    ——————————————

    Then stop watching TV.

  12. The Romo comparisons seem a little off. If I recall correctly, Romo retired because of some serious back issues. He did reinjure his collarbone trying to come back too early, but he.played at least a couple more years after that.

  13. flviking says:
    You would think pack fan would have higher expectations than beating the Vikings. Getting bounced out of playoffs is just fine with the pack faithful.

    ——————–
    I do have higher expectations – but it’s just more fun to troll you 0-fer’s all that time. 😉

    I personally think with a couple patches, this team is super bowl material. Remember, they were 4-1 when ARod went down. Then they went toe to toe with Carolina despite ARod’s worst game in a year (understandably). If the defense can get to being ranked between 5-15 in scoring, GB certainly WILL be a super bowl favorite. And all it will take to do that is a modicum of a pass rush and stopping the communication breakdowns in the secondary. Certainly achievable in 1 off season.

  14. I’m sure he will be completely healthy next year and keep the Pack in the playoff mix. I gotta wonder though if Gutekunst has been feverishly perusing Rodgers’ contract to make sure there is a provision precluding Indy or stock car driving.

  15. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Aaron Rodgers back. New, more aggressive GM, new DC who can actually adjust his schemes and communicate to his players.

    Uh oh, team purple. Back to also-ran status

    ÷÷÷÷

    Packer fans are claiming their off-season championship pretty early this year.

  16. skoLOL at the Viking fans bagging on AR. You have NO quarterbacks signed for next year and you attempt to troll one of the top two QB’s in the league?

    38 unanswered points, THIRTY-EIGHT!

  17. Unfortunately, that picture shows what is now the natural resting position of his arms. Apparently he has to turn sideways to walk through doors, and gets home every night by being strapped to the roof of his car.

  18. ducks4remi says:

    February 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Teddy, did you watch the NFCC game? That defense of yours isn’t as great as you think it is. Rodgers will be back to carve it up next year!

    ——-

    Umm…the Defense is still the #1 ranked defense of 2017. They had one bad game all year…and unfortunately it was in the NFC Championship game. Rodgers hasn’t had a very good game against the Vikings in the past few years. The only game where he “carved up” the defense was in the 2016 Christmas Eve game, and if I remember right the Defense was pretty dinged up at that time.

    I would still takes almost all the players on the Vikings except for Rodgers and maybe some of the offensive linemen from the Packers. Stefon Diggs and Adam Theilan had a better season with a backup QB than any of your WR’s did, the defense is talented in all areas compared to GB, except the exception of maybe Ha Ha Clint Dix. Kyle Rudolph is a better TE. Dalvin Cook is will probably be better than all your backs.

    The Vikings went to the NFCC game with a backup QB, the Packers didn’t even make the playoffs. When you can go far even with a backup it shows the strength of the roster.

    The Packers will be better when Rodgers is back, but yes the Vikings defense is better, period.

  19. I don’t hate the Vikings, I just hate their fans… says:

    February 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    skoLOL at the Viking fans bagging on AR. You have NO quarterbacks signed for next year and you attempt to troll one of the top two QB’s in the league?

    38 unanswered points, THIRTY-EIGHT!

    ————–

    At least we made the playoffs. And with a backup QB. What did Green Bay do with a backup QB? No Playoffs….NO!

  20. Tick tock……..gbay and McCarthy has wasted his career away.

    Why does gbay always seem to force out their best players/coaches?

    They showed Lombardi the door, Favre the door, now Erin loses her qb coach……shame.

  21. ajzinnecker says:
    February 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm
    I don’t hate the Vikings, I just hate their fans… says:

    February 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    skoLOL at the Viking fans bagging on AR. You have NO quarterbacks signed for next year and you attempt to troll one of the top two QB’s in the league?

    38 unanswered points, THIRTY-EIGHT!

    ————–

    At least we made the playoffs.

    ————

    And flamed out via a massive beatdown…..

  22. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:16 am
    Aaron Rodgers back. New, more aggressive GM, new DC who can actually adjust his schemes and communicate to his players.

    Uh oh, team purple. Back to also-ran status. 🙂
    —–
    Wrong

    Vikings have beaten the packers with and without rodgers.

    Enjoy the offseason championship though.

  23. hey ajzinnecker… some of the offenses your “#1 Defense” faced this year…
    #32 – Bengals
    #30 – Bears twice
    #27 – Baltimore
    #26 – Packers twice without Rodgers
    #24 – Browns

    Good defense, yes. #1 defense, give me a break!

  24. I would still takes almost all the players on the Vikings except for Rodgers and maybe some of the offensive linemen from the Packers. Stefon Diggs and Adam Theilan had a better season with a backup QB than any of your WR’s did, the defense is talented in all areas compared to GB, except the exception of maybe Ha Ha Clint Dix. Kyle Rudolph is a better TE. Dalvin Cook is will probably be better than all your backs.
    =====

    Davante Adams was robbed of his career year thanks to 2 pathetic cheap shots.

    Jordy is clearly on the downside, but I suspect he’ll ride through as Driver did, and the corps will be better for it.

    .. obviously, the Vikes D is vastly superior. But the Packers have some solid peices. (HHC-D, Blake Martinez, Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Nick Perry, CMIII on the downside but not finished, some young corners that may or may not be the answer)

    With better coaching, and a scheme that isn’t 10 year past its expiration date, the D could easily be a middle of the road unit, with potential for much more.

  25. As usual, more viking fans on a Packers article than Packer fans. Good to see they’re well on the road to recovery after witnessing that absolute beatdown that was put on their vaunted defense by a backup qb in the biggest game of their year. Things seem to be back to normal for them and soon we’ll be hearing about their… what is it now?… 57th annual off-season championship?

  26. Tick tock……..gbay and McCarthy has wasted his career away.

    Why does gbay always seem to force out their best players/coaches?
    =====

    Wolf blamed Holmgren for losing SBXXXII, and Holmgren wanted his own keys to a kingdom. That one was mutual, I would say.

    Where we lost on that was, Wolf passed on Andy Reid beacuse of his similarities to Holmgren. That was a crushing blow, we got stuck with Mike Sherman. I bet we get more of Favre’s prime with Reid, and at least another Super Bowl trip from 1998-2004.

    .. as for Favre, that one is well documented.

    Once they drafted Rodgers, it just wasn’t going to end well. The Packers blew it from a PR standpoint. The backlash was unavoidable, but they could have handled their buisness much more professionally. They let Favre dictate terms, when ultimately, they were the ones that should have been holding all the cards.

    If history repeats itself with Rodgers, they deserve to go back to their pitiful existence post-Lombardi pre-Harlan.

  27. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    February 1, 2018 at 11:57 am

    I personally think with a couple patches, this team is super bowl material. Remember, they were 4-1 when ARod went down. Then they went toe to toe with Carolina despite ARod’s worst game in a year (understandably). If the defense can get to being ranked between 5-15 in scoring, GB certainly WILL be a super bowl favorite. And all it will take to do that is a modicum of a pass rush and stopping the communication breakdowns in the secondary. Certainly achievable in 1 off season.
    _________

    Wow, I didn’t realize it was that easy. Just a modicum of a pass rush and better communication. It almost makes you wonder why they didn’t try doing this sometime in the last eight years.

  28. Wow, I didn’t realize it was that easy. Just a modicum of a pass rush and better communication. It almost makes you wonder why they didn’t try doing this sometime in the last eight years.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Why haven’t the Vikings done anything in 57 years???

  29. Back up third string QB, blah, blah, blah….

    He was the starting QB since week 2. At some point you have got to let go of this notion that he was the third or second string QB. Bradford was done for the year. And at the time Bridgewater hadn’t been on a field in over a year and wasn’t even eligible to practice yet.

    C’mon admit it, say it with me – Keenum was your starting quarterback for the 2017 season.

    The lack of respect shown to him by the MN coaches and fans alike is baffling. By not recognizing that he has taken the Vikings the furthest they’ve been in years is why you have ZERO qb’s signed right now. Give the man some props, he’s earned them – and this coming from a fan of your teams biggest rival.

    I mean is Tom Brady still a “second string” QB? After all he did start only after Drew Bledsoe got injured.

  30. I love these people who think the “only one Super Bowl win with Rodgers” carries any kind of sting.

    Now if Desean Jackson doesn’t have a miracle punt return against the Giants with three weeks left in the season, Packers would not have had a chance at the playoffs. And if the Jets didn’t cut Howard Green, likewise. Then Rodgers would have zero…..and that would sting.

    But memories of one Super Bowl victory last a lifetime, and make up for lots of football misery.

  31. It really is precious to see the Vikings fans talk about Packers “off-season championships” – as if now that they won a single playoff game based on a bizarre defensive lapse and then getting blown out in an NFC Championship has erased the fact that they’ve never won a championship of any kind – offseason or otherwise.

  32. I don’t hate the Vikings, I just hate their fans… says:
    February 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm
    Back up third string QB, blah, blah, blah….

    He was the starting QB since week 2. At some point you have got to let go of this notion that he was the third or second string QB. Bradford was done for the year. And at the time Bridgewater hadn’t been on a field in over a year and wasn’t even eligible to practice yet.

    C’mon admit it, say it with me – Keenum was your starting quarterback for the 2017 season.
    __________

    Of course he was, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was the backup quarterback. Now admit that your starting quarterback was Brett Hundley.

  33. “Rodgers may not be “The Greatest” but his skill set and ability make him one of the best to ever play.”
    ———–

    It’s impossible to judge QBs from different eras, but Rodgers is the greatest of this one.

  34. Erin’s shoulder is 1 year older.
    Jordy is on his last leg, literally.
    they have no RB.
    They have ZERO defensive identity.
    New coordinators, QB coach.

    Yep, they appear to be 1 or 2 players away!!!!
    Yikes…..I think Detroit takes 2nd, gbay slips to 3rd.

    Vikes win division for 3 rd time in 4 years sending gbay fans in a futile…..but we have Erin Rodgers fury. Life will suck again in gbay-getting closer to the 1968-1992 era……YIKES!!!!!

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