Aaron Rodgers won’t play “what if?” game on possibly missing Super Bowl due to COVID protocols

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The good news for Aaron Rodgers out of the last two weeks, if there is any, is that he won’t have to be tested for COVID until 90 days after the date of his November 3 his positive test. He also can’t be knocked out for five days as a “close contact” with someone who has COVID.

That window closes two days after the NFC Championship. During a video press conference after Sunday’s 17-0 win over the Seahawks, his first exposure to the media since his secret unvaccinated status came to light, Rodgers was asked how he’d feel if he misses the Super Bowl due to an issue arising regarding his unvaccinated status.

“I don’t really like playing the what if? game,” Rodgers said, “so what I do know is I have more than two months right now where my protocol is not testing every single day. So that’s kind of the only thing I’m thinking about. I don’t like to play the hypothetical game. Obviously, love to be playing second weekend in February, and hopefully we’re in that position.”

If they are, the daily testing protocol will resume and the possibility of a “close contact” complication arises. At that point, then, it won’t be hypothetical. The daily risk that he’ll miss the Super Bowl will become very real.

For the most part, Rodgers didn’t get dragged by reporters for misleading them about his status or spewing all sorts of nonsense during a 45-minute interview nine days ago. As to recent development, he was asked in a combined question: (1) why are you doing this on Zoom?; and (2) why do you seem unhappy? He answered the second part (he said he’s just tired), and he glossed over the first part.

Here’s the reality. Rodgers didn’t want to wear a mask in the press room. So he opted to do the press conference by video conference. Either approach is better than what he previously did, which was speaking to reporters in the same room with no mask and no vaccination.

15 responses to “Aaron Rodgers won’t play “what if?” game on possibly missing Super Bowl due to COVID protocols

  1. I gotta be honest here. Tired of the Rogers Covid stuff. He knows, we know and the world knows already every possible thing that can happen. Just let it play out and then discuss it.

  2. That would be priceless if the Packers made the Super Bowl and Rodgers contracted Covid and could not play in the game.

  3. Are all reporters doing post game conferences required to be vaccinated or wear masks? If so what’s the point of requiring it for Rodgers, especially if he’s more than 6 feet away.

  4. Is it really that hard for him to put on a mask for the relatively short time that he answers questions post-game? How ridiculous.

  5. dmca12 says:
    November 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm
    Are all reporters doing post game conferences required to be vaccinated or wear masks? If so what’s the point of requiring it for Rodgers, especially if he’s more than 6 feet away.
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    The same reason that cars have both seatbelts and airbags instead of just one or the other.

  6. He’s right. Why should he? At this point it’s all speculation as to which two teams, including the Packers, will make it to the Super Bowl. As we all know, things can change in an instant making this weeks hero, next weeks zero.

  7. Been a fan for 50 yrs but I find it very difficult to support a starting qb that’s puts his own self importance ahead of the health of those around him. As far as a role model his arrogance falls far short of anyone’s expectations of what kids should look up to. Personally, I’ll be glad to see him go, even if Jordan Love is the best we can do. Aaron, if you decide to stay, find some humility and think about putting others above yourself.

  8. flosnake says:
    November 14, 2021 at 9:08 pm
    Stand up against the tyranny!! Attaboy!!!
    ___________

    You really think that taking steps to protect the public health is tyranny? Asking that you do not stand right next to me coughing and spreading your germs is tyranny? Asking, or even requiring, that you take a simple injection to help stop a worldwide pandemic is tyranny?

    Those things are common courtesy in a civilized society. They have nothing to do with tyranny.

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