Aaron Rodgers will have a “big voice” in the Packers’ decision on whether to sit promising backup Jordan Love, but the quarterback WILL play against the Bears today, despite injury concerns
- Aaron Rodgers suffered another notable injury against Philadelphia last week
- After the rib contusion, Jordan Love relieved the starter before impressing
- GB have been urged to give Love more playing time with low playoff hopes
- Rodgers will be part of those discussions, but will start Sunday vs. Bears
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Aaron Rodgers will continue to battle through the pain as the Packers ponder whether to sit back-to-back MVPs.
Rodgers is battling a broken thumb on his throwing hand, suffered in October, and a rib contusion sustained in their loss at SNF last week in Philadelphia.
Along with Jordan Love’s subsequent performance, that has led to calls for the 4-8 Packers to give the youngster a bigger opportunity.
Aaron Rodgers will be part of the discussions if the Packers decide to start Jordan Love
Green Bay’s dwindling playoff hopes provide an additional reason why the incumbent should heal up.
Love entered the game last Monday and looked quite impressive in sweep work, completing 6/9 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Although NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Rodgers will have cooperated in discussions surrounding the possibility of Love’s temporary ascension.
Both Rodgers (R) and Love (L) both got minutes during the MNF loss in Philadelphia last week
However, the four-time MVP will ‘have a big voice’ in the proceedings. Earlier this week, Rodgers revealed that he would prefer to start the entire season, but realized that could be an absolute reality.
“I would like to finish the season, but I understand this is a business and there are a lot of us older guys playing a decent amount and they might want to see some younger guys play,” Rodgers told reporters on Wednesday.
“Hopefully we won’t have to have that conversation. But if that conversation comes up, I will approach it with an open mind and without bitterness or resentment.’
Despite the game being virtually beyond Green Bay, Love impressed when put on the court
“I want to win and we don’t need to have those conversations,” he added. “I understand if we don’t do that an opportunity to have that conversation.”
Rodgers will start Sunday against Chicago in the NFC North game.
The 39-year-old reportedly experimented with a different type of pads this week and may be wearing some sort of rib protector to protect himself against the Bears pass.
Before Sunday’s action, Green Bay is three games out of the last two wild card spots in the NFC.
Rodgers is battling through two separate injuries as the Packers’ postseason hopes fade