Aaron Rodgers: “Are we gonna have a season?”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers participated in this weekend’s American Century Championship. He hopes to be participating (along with all other NFL players) in this year’s football season.

Asked for his “top of mind” concern as Rodgers enters his 16th season and chases his second Super Bowl win, Rodgers was blunt.

“I think top of mind is are we gonna have a season?” Rodgers said. “I think there’s a lot of things yet to be figured out. We’re hopeful, we’re hopeful that it’s with fans and we can get all the testing procedures down the way the want it for the utmost amount of safety. But I think we’re kind wating for the league and the [NFL Players Association] to figure some things out.”

Rodgers serves as the Packers’ NFLPA representative, so he presumably has had access to most if not all of the discussions among union leadership and between the league and the union.

The NFL and NFLPA are due to confer on Monday, as they try to resolve important lingering issues, like testing procedures and frequency, roster sizes, the use of face shields, preseason games, opt-out rights, and economic issues.

56 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: “Are we gonna have a season?”

  1. Focus on playing Aaron. If thw season is cancelled or ends early you will have six months to stay home.

  2. Unless the general population stops going to bars( because you cannot self distance and the internal air is bad) and starts wearing masks and stops being so rednecked about these simple things, there will be no season. There is no ifs ands or buts, the key to all sports is to stopping this dumb virus is these 2 simple steps( where a mask in close quarters and keep 6 feet apart).

  3. I say season starts on time. It becomes a mess and it’s halted and postponed. When it continues back? Who knows

  4. I’ve heard the NFL talk about fans being at games 100x’s more than fans talking about wanting to go to games.

  5. I think the real question is “do you WANT to have a season?”.

    You might have to be in a bubble with or without your family for 4 months, you might have to not go out to bars, you might have to do borderline impossible things like wearing a mask in public and washing your hands.

    Do you want a season? And the rest of America- do you want your economy running properly again, do you want to go back to normal life?

    These are all do-able before the season, but you will have to make the effort.

    My country did- we have been back to normal for over two months, and it’s the best!

    America- please be the best again.

  6. I wonder how his celebrity GF feels about him bringing home the locker room every night.

  7. the idea of fans at games seems so preposterous to me.
    its more complicated than just masks and 6 feet apart, but unfortunately we cannot even get that part straight.

  8. 99% chance the season is played.

    2% chance fans will be allowed in attendance at stadiums.

    There is still a group of idiots that do not care about the safety of others. We can not be in stadiums near these people. I went to the grocery store this morning and still there were a couple people in a fairly crowded grocery store with no masks. Fake patriots, and proven fake because no person that actually loves their country would be out grocery shopping without a mask and risking other Americans lives.

  9. To many people think the masks are a savior. They are certain people that have health risks wearing a mask. Also I see a lot of people that wear masks improperly and think the 6ft rule does not apple with a mask on.

  10. canadapackers says:
    July 12, 2020 at 6:46 pm
    Unless the general population stops going to bars( because you cannot self distance and the internal air is bad) and starts wearing masks and stops being so rednecked about these simple things, there will be no season. There is no ifs ands or buts, the key to all sports is to stopping this dumb virus is these 2 simple steps( where a mask in close quarters and keep 6 feet apart)
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    I didn’t see you mention that people should also stop Rioting……

  11. The U.S. is not a selfish country within itself. Unfortunately, it has some of the most selfish individuals. Not a lot, but it doesn’t take a lot. There are people who won’t put on a mask to protect the lives of his neighbors. Somehow, a violation of his freedom. Bizarre. Deaths expected to hit 200,000 by October. The number of new cases is out of control! I’m Canadian, and usually go to the U.S. 3 or 4 times a year. Now, not until the vaccine is ready. Our small province practices social distancing, we wear masks, and have 1 active case currently.

  12. To – packerfan99 says:
    July 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    To many people think the masks are a savior.

    No masks are not a saviour – but as new information comes out about this virus, the one indisutable fact is that it is spread by close contact and air droplets. Masks dont – DONT protect you, they protect others from YOU. The people in bars and on the beach next to each other without masks have spread it. That is simply a fact and a bandana across your face like the Motorcycle guys wear on a dusty road protects others from you. So dont call it a mask if you have a problem with a mask – wear a bandana across your nose and mouth.

  13. If 6′ of distance works, why the need for the
    mask? If a mask works, why the 6′ distancing? Common sense evades 1/2 our country

  14. Rodgers serves as the Packers’ NFLPA representative
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    If serving means doing absolutely nothing if there is ANYTHING else to do.

  15. The NHL will prove its the #1 league in North America and be the only sport to crown a champion this year.

  16. packerfan99 says:
    July 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    To many people think the masks are a savior. They are certain people that have health risks wearing a mask. Also I see a lot of people that wear masks improperly and think the 6ft rule does not apple with a mask on.
    _____________________________________
    It is these kind of comments as to why the corona virus will be difficult to control in our country.

    Just wear the masks and hope for the best. There is a reason other countries have this under control. What reason does someone have for not wearing a mask besides stupidity and/or arrogance. It is the law here. If someone thinks it is ok to walk in a grocery store or any other place where there are crowds of people therefore risking everyone else’s well being, just arrest them.

  17. I doubt there will be a season. I wish there would be, but these multi-million dollar athletes cannot risk their health. There’s too much on the line.

  18. As long as the refs are there to help you Aaron, Green Bay always has a shot!

  19. For some reason so many people just can’t sit at home and chill by themselves. It’s fascinating to me, these busy body super spreaders. The NFC north and AFC north should be able to have seasons. The NFC south and AFC south are straight up liabilities and need to be quarantined.

  20. Not for you bud. Season starts tomorrow and you’ll be holding 10 conferences just to ‘state’ your opinion on how you feel about the Packers drafting a QB

  21. ivotedfornixon says:
    July 12, 2020 at 7:38 pm
    brickfinger says:

    what country are you?
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    New Zealand

  22. ninefingers9 says:
    July 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    If 6′ of distance works, why the need for the
    mask? If a mask works, why the 6′ distancing? Common sense evades 1/2 our country

    ————————–

    Nothing is a 100% solution. 6′ was an arbitrarily chosen distance based on balancing what was optimal vs what they could actually get people to comply with. Clearly they overestimated a large portion of the American public. Masks are not 100% effective either. But if they even on the low end of estimates, we’re still talking at a minimum hundreds of thousands fewer people infected over any given period of time. This is no different than so many other health and safety issues. Seat belts, air bags, sober and text free driving all save thousands of lives. But not all. By your logic, should we forget about those things? People can still get cancer even if they never smoked, or get coronary artery disease with a healthy lifestyle. Yet we know those things still greatly increase a persons life expectancy and quality of life. The world is not all black and white. Smart people play the odds.

  23. Cant say I am wildly, or even semi-wildly, optimistic. Would like to point out the the English premier league and German Bundisliga have been going forward without “breaking”. The U.K has a high per-capita infection rate, while Germany not long ago, had one of the worlds highest mortality rates per million pop. These are super star, self entitled athletes…multi-million dollar guys. It appears to be working. Just sayin.

  24. ninefingers9 says:
    July 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm
    “If 6′ of distance works, why the need for the
    mask? If a mask works, why the 6′ distancing? Common sense evades 1/2 our country”

    Both are necessary for easiest and most convenient protection.
    When you want to stay warm, do you only wear one glove?
    (Easy to see which half of the country common sense is evading, lol).

  25. “99% chance the season is played.”

    ——

    99% chance the season is started. 1% chance the entire season is played.

  26. So are the players ready to take some discount off his salary with empty stadiums? at the other hand Are the owners ready to lose money?, I’d say 72% there isn’t a season unless the players take a paycut

  27. Attrition has been a hallmark of the NFL- players in and players out. They should be able to handle this with expanded rosters. As long as death rates remain low the season should proceed.

  28. packerfan99 says:
    July 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    To many people think the masks are a savior. They are certain people that have health risks wearing a mask. Also I see a lot of people that wear masks improperly and think the 6ft rule does not apple with a mask on.
    ————–
    No, there really isnt any medical condition that wearing a mask for the 40 mins you’re in a store will hurt. For a few reasons. 1st, they have masks that have been tested and the breathing is nearly identical to not wearing a mask. Guess what? Theyre the cheap ones as well. 2nd, lets say you do have lung cancer or super copd, why the heck are you going outside of your house ? The answer ? You’re not. Because a disease like covid-19 would kill you.

    Stop with childish nonsense excuses. Wear a mask like big boy and help us curb this thing so we can have football and basketball and all the other sportsball we love. Leave your hillbilly politics on gab or gag or whatever they call it.

  29. “If 6′ of distance works, why the need for the
    mask? If a mask works, why the 6′ distancing? Common sense evades 1/2 our country”

    Because wearing a mask limits the spread of the airborne droplets you exhale to 6′ or less. If you don’t wear a mask they can go much farther when you cough or are doing things like working out and breathing heavy.

    Comprehension of basic science evades 1/2 our country

  30. For as long as I live. I will never understand why people make such a big deal over something so simple as wearing a mask.

  31. pedrocreek says:
    July 12, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    canadapackers says:
    July 12, 2020 at 6:46 pm
    Unless the general population stops going to bars( because you cannot self distance and the internal air is bad) and starts wearing masks and stops being so rednecked about these simple things, there will be no season. There is no ifs ands or buts, the key to all sports is to stopping this dumb virus is these 2 simple steps( where a mask in close quarters and keep 6 feet apart)
    —————–
    I didn’t see you mention that people should also stop Rioting……
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    I have heard this dog whistle many times . The issue isn’t the protesters it’s the people who continue to defy logic and refuse to wear masks . That’s the reason we are setting records for new cases while the rest of the world that had competent leadership and supported mask wearing are have seen conditions improve greatly .

  32. Here is a really simple idea. If you are afraid of contracting Covid-19, then quit expecting other people to change their behavior and change yours…..stay home. If you have risk factors from smoking, over-eating and generally being out of shape, then perhaps your lifestyle changes have caught up with you. Will you finally make some smart changes to your life or simply expect other to change. It’s really up to you.

  33. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 13, 2020 at 10:55 am
    Here is a really simple idea. If you are afraid of contracting Covid-19, then quit expecting other people to change their behavior and change yours…..stay home. If you have risk factors from smoking, over-eating and generally being out of shape, then perhaps your lifestyle changes have caught up with you. Will you finally make some smart changes to your life or simply expect other to change. It’s really up to you.

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    And that is the type of attitude that is killing people. So immune compromised people need to become prisoners in their own home? I have a friend of mine who tested POSITIVE TWICE! She did not get sick, no fever, no cough , no fatigue or coughing. Totally asymptomatic! If I’m lying I’m dying. There has to be a compromise on BOTH sides not just the side you’re on. Its a scientific FACT that wearing a mask helps stop the spread. Maybe YOU need to make some lifestyle changes. My friend now has to wonder how many people she infected and she will never know. I see these all the men with their lil man buns acting like man babies when asked to wear a mask. Why? Its not like you got drafted and had to go to war and sacrifice like vets in WW II, Korea or Nam.

    We just asking you to mask up and do your part. As in WW II with rations on food, gasoline and rubber the Nation did its part to help the war effort. All this could have been prevented if some of the states didn’t re-open so early. You lead by example and our leaders have failed in epic proportions at doing this.

    Ya all scream…”Its my right” Ever seen the sign NO Shirt No Shoes NO service? Why? because its a health hazard. You have a right to get a drivers license but it doesn’t give you the right to drive on the sidewalk and mow people over. Grow Up Mask Up, its not about you. Yeah I know its hard to believe because you are the center of the universe. Its not about that, its about having respect for those around you. You wanna play Russian Roulette your life, go ahead. I’ll be damn if the bullet is gonna ricochet of your head and kill me.

  34. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 13, 2020 at 10:55 am
    Here is a really simple idea. If you are afraid of contracting Covid-19, then quit expecting other people to change their behavior and change yours…..stay home. If you have risk factors from smoking, over-eating and generally being out of shape, then perhaps your lifestyle changes have caught up with you. Will you finally make some smart changes to your life or simply expect other to change. It’s really up to you.
    —————————————————————————————-
    So we who want a return to as close to normalcy as possible should stay home because somehow non- mask wearing people who will keep us mired in this pandemic months maybe even years longer then the rest of the world should be accepted . How about all you misguided non- mask wearing people mask up so like the rest of the world we can move forward not backwards .

  35. Anti-maskers don’t need to wear masks. They’re protected by their heads being so far up their butts.

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