Aaron Rodgers says he plans on playing this week

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The list of injuries is growing. His desire to compete isn’t shrinking. At least not yet.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said during his latest appearance with Pat McAfee that Rodgers is on track to return to action against the Bears on Sunday, in Chicago.

“I got good news with the scans yesterday,” Rodgers said, via Matt Scheidman of The Athletic.com, “so I plan on playing this week.”

During Sunday night’s loss to the Eagles, Rodgers suffered an injury that was officially described as an “oblique,” but that was actually a rib problem. He said he thought he had punctured his lung.

Whatever the specific injury, it gets added to his broken thumb. The bye week is coming after the next game.

Rodgers has said he wants to play until the Packers are mathematically eliminated. Most teams are eliminated as a practical matter before it’s officially done. The Packers need to win the next five, and possibly get some help, to get a wild-card berth.

It’s not impossible. By why would anyone think they’ll win five in a row after winning four of 12?

Again, it could happen. At some point, however, it will make sense for Rodgers to go on injured reserve — and for the Packers to see what Jordan Love can do.

48 responses to “Aaron Rodgers says he plans on playing this week

  1. “I plan on playing”. So he’s essentially telling management “You’re going to have to bench me and make me the martyr”

  2. Smart move by Rodgers. If Love gets to face the Bears awful defense he’ll put up numbers that will have Green Bay ready to run Rodgers out of town.

  3. At some point, however, it will make sense for Rodgers to go on injured reserve — and for the Packers to see what Jordan Love can do.

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    That time has already happened. Whether or not the Packers do what is right for the team at this point is on them.

  4. Of course he does, it is against Chicago and their seriously bad defense, and Rogers’ only thought is always about Aaron Rogers.

  5. He wouldn’t be playing if Matt LaFleur had any guts at all. Jordan Love should be playing.

  6. Aaron’s ego will be his demise. He wants to show he owns the Bears but the debt collector is knocking on his door.

  7. He will continue his streak of owning the Bears and that terrible defense with zero pass rush. And he’ll likely get his first 300 yard game of the season doing it.

  8. The Bears at Soldier Field! When the Packers come out of the tunnel, there should be an ambulance that drives to the Packers sideline and Aaron comes staggering out of the back and onto the Packers bench!

  9. LaFleur will never have the respect of an NFL locker room after being pushed around by a player.

  10. Lose and he has a built-in excuse. Win and he puts forth a “gutsy” performance. Meanwhile, team is headed nowhere and is virtually clueless about Love. Tail wagging the dog.

  11. Like most, I no longer have respect for the guy, but 95% of all NFL players want to try and play through injuries every week. Hard to trash him for simply wanting to play. And come on, he’s way better than Love even with a lousy thumb.

  12. “Again, it could happen. At some point, however, it will make sense for Rodgers to go on injured reserve — and for the Packers to see what Jordan Love can do.”

    Also makes sense to have Rodgers play out the year with the young WRs. Fans and media can speculate all they want about what Rodgers will do but I don’t know of any thing he can do that will match the $58M he makes if he comes back. Love will not be the QB of the Packers, Rodgers will make sure of it out of spite.

  13. It’s not impossible. By why would anyone think they’ll win five in a row after winning four of 12?
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    It’s not about thinking it, it’s about the longshot possibility it may happen. Those long shots are the same one this site and fans says players should sign long term contracts even if it’s less than they think their worth because if the LONGSHOT of an injury 🤦‍♂️🤡🤦‍♂️ Its hilarious how the narrative gets slanted in opposite directions depending on how someone feels about a player or situation even though the odds are likely better a team goes on a run as described here as opposed to all of these stars getting injured before free agency every yr. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  14. bozobiden says:
    November 29, 2022 at 1:40 pm
    That’s good news for Da Bears
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    Is it? They’ve already played once this season. Rodgers was 19/25 for 234 yards, 2 TDS/ 0 INTs. The Bears lost 27-10.

  15. No one in Green Bay that can make tough decisions. Why play franchise QB with multiple injuries? Season is lost. Logical thing to do is get back up some reps. Green Bay Management does everything 1/2 way, never bold, never get free agents. Welcome to 6-11 seasons for a decade or two. Won’t even play healthy backup. Crazy!

  16. Of course he wants to play against that defense. Da Bears can’t rush the passer, can’t stop the run, can’t cover, and except for a couple of guys, can’t tackle. This is #12’s last best chance at a 400-yard, 5-TD kind of game, at Soldier Field no less. Who wouldn’t take advantage of that.

  17. If the Packers go into Soldier Field with Rodgers starting, and they lose, I hope he’s ready for a nice dose of karma from the Bears fans. I just don’t see the point in him playing. The Packers are toast. LeFleur should be starting Love, but he doesn’t have the guts to tell Rodgers. It’s amazing that one guy can have such a negative effect on an entire team.

  18. It’s simply you tell him he’s out this week. Don’t put him on IR. Just don’t clear him.

  19. ^^^^ Wow. All the drama from the sofaGMs. Rodgers is a first ballot HOF shoo-in. If the guy can play, he should play.

    He’s entitled. He’s earned it. Back-to-back MVP awards say he is the guy best able to lead the team. Love will get his chance. But if Aaron is ready to go, especially in Chicago — he should go.

  20. By why would anyone think they’ll win five in a row after winning four of 12?
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    A good point, but they did go toe to toe with the best team in the league, so it’s not like we’re the Texans.

  21. Dude wants to go beat the Bears historically depleted team so he can hype “running the table” after their bye, and fortunately for them they face an even more historically depleted team in the Rams after the bye so they’ll likely be 6-8

  22. Aaron Fraudgers is still sorrier than your QB says:
    November 29, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Losing on a special teams gaffe is unforgettable, agreed.

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    Agreed. When we win all credit goes to me but when we lose, let’s blame my team mates. If only I had scored one more touchdown, we wouldn’t have had to rely on special teams, but don’t tell anyone. Let’s always blame the udder guy.

  23. As usual, Rodgers is in a no win situation when it comes to the gaggle of bitter trolls who occupy this site.
    If he intends on playing, as he has clearly stated, he’s a selfish SOB only caring about himself and standing in the way of the Packer’s young understudy.

    If he makes the call to step aside because the team’s chances for making the postseason are shot, you’d blast him for being a selfish SOB only caring about himself and not continuing to develop the younger players.
    And then you’d cite his contract and demand that if he’s healthy enough he should continue to play.

    As it is, Matt LaFleur has made it clear that a healthy Rodgers gives the team the best chance at winning, therefore he’ll be starting against the Bears.

    And if Mike Florio was so sure that those 10 voluntary underwear practices in the offseason would’ve been so instrumental in the development of these young receivers, surely he’d want Rodgers to continue working with them in live game situations.
    Right, Mike?
    You know, to prepare for next year.
    Or have we changed our minds on that again? 🤔

  24. Five in a row isn’t out of the question. 3 of those 5 are in GB.Bears are beat up, Rams are a mash unit,Vikes might be resting a few guys,Lions are the Lions. The road game at Dolphins is the tougher game. Looking forward it’s time to deal Rodgers and yes someone will cut a deal with GB.FIRE the DC and roll with Love and a quality TE.

  25. Ewwin Wawger’s medicine man (witch doctor) has prescribed him some bat tongue and oil of Olay to make his ribs feel better.

  26. This would be the perfect time for one of those Bears defensive linemen to plant his helmet right into Rodgers rib cage. The fine and suspension that would surely follow would be worth it, he’d be a hero to Bears fans forever.

  27. lasersepi says:
    November 29, 2022 at 6:06 pm
    Ewwin Wawger’s medicine man (witch doctor) has prescribed him some bat tongue and oil of Olay to make his ribs feel better.
    :////:///////
    Where do you get these? I cannot stop laughing. You a regular at 2nd City?

  28. Rogers has apparently been distracted these past few years trying to prove that 9.11 and the moon landing never really happened.

  29. He’s saving his injuries for the good teams. After the Bears, Packers will see the Rams, Dolphins and Vikings. Those will be the appropriate times for Rodgers to shift blame to Love.

  30. 100% has to do with the way love played I don’t think he can handle the fans cheering for somebody other than him

  31. It’s amazing that one guy can have such a negative effect on an entire team.
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    Its more amazing how fans are so triggered by him.

    Especially Brady fans who were on top of the football for more than 2 decades.

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