Aaron Rodgers won’t play in the Pro Bowl


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.