Aaron Rodgers will have a ‘big voice’ in the Packers’ decision on whether to seat him for promising replacement Jordan Love, but the quarterback will play against the Bears today, despite the injuries.
- Aaron Rodgers suffered a second notable injury against Philadelphia last week
- Following the rib contusion, Jordan Love raised the choke before impressing
- GB has been urged to give Love more playing time with his dim playoff hopes
- Rodgers will be part of those discussions but will start Sunday against the Bears
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Aaron Rodgers will continue to fight through the pain as the Packers ponder whether they should sit back-to-back MVP.
Rodgers is struggling with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, suffered in October, and a rib contusion that occurred in their loss to SNF last week in Philadelphia.
Along with Jordan Love’s successful performance, this prompted the 4-8 Packers to give the youngster a bigger opportunity.
Aaron Rodgers will be part of the talks if the Packers decide to start Jordan Love
Green Bay’s dwindling playoff hopes provide yet another reason why the incumbent should heal.
Love came into the game last Monday looking pretty impressive on cleanup duty, completing 6/9 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Although NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Rodgers will collaborate in discussions surrounding the possibility of Love’s temporary ascension.
Rodgers (R) and Love (L) both got minutes in MNF’s loss to Philadelphia last week
However, the four-time MVP will have “a big voice” in the proceedings. Earlier this week, Rodgers revealed he would prefer to start the full season, but acknowledged that might not be an absolute reality.
“I would love to finish the season, but I understand it’s a business and there are a lot of older guys playing a decent amount and they might want to see younger guys playing,” Rodgers told reporters. Wednesday.
“I hope we don’t have to have this conversation. But if this conversation arises, I will approach it with an open mind and without bitterness or resentment.
Despite the game being virtually beyond Green Bay, Love impressed when he was put on the pitch
“I want to win and we don’t need to have these conversations,” he added. “I understand that if we don’t, it’s a possibility to have that conversation.”
Rodgers is set to start Sunday against Chicago in the NFC North Grudge Game.
The 39-year-old reportedly experimented with a different type of padding this week and may be wearing some sort of rib guard to protect against the Bears pass rush.
Going into Sunday’s action, Green Bay is three games away from the final two wildcard spots in the NFC.
Rodgers battles two separate injuries as Packers playoff hopes dim