Posted December 01, 2013

Report: Aaron Rodgers could sit for season if Packers fall out of playoff contention

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Aaron Rodgers would be "lucky" to play next week. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers would be “lucky” to play next week. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be “lucky” to return from a broken collarbone next week, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday.

And if the Packers fall out of playoff contention over the next week with Rodgers out, Rapoport reported that the team is considering sitting Rodgers for the rest of the season to avoid risking further injury.

After a 40-10 drubbing at the hands of the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, the Packers are clinging to their playoff hopes. They haven’t won a game since Rodgers was injured against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4, only managing a tie against the Minnesota Vikings. At 5-6-1, the Packers are 1.5 games back of the Lions for the NFC North division title heading into next week’s matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

Green Bay’s quarterback play during Rodgers’ absence has been anemic. Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn have combined to complete less than 60 percent of their passes while throwing two touchdowns and six interceptions.


13 comments
AaronPoster
AaronPoster

He's not "made of glass". He played every game but 2 since 2008 and played one year with a separated shoulder. This isn't the type of injury you can play through.

JeromeSchneider
JeromeSchneider

Rodgers covers up a lot of flaws when the Pack isn't playing particularly well. He also elevates the morale and effort level of everyone around him. Having the support of AR in the huddle itself catapults a moribund team to greatness.
That being said - sit him for the duration of the regular season, as their playoff hopes have already been diminished to virtually no chance. The injury bug has visit this team often, and finally has affected the entire team's performance, rather than just a few casualties.
Let your leader(s) heal, instead of telling them to "toughen up" and throw them back into action.
Look at the adversity Atlanta has dealt with this year, with both starting receivers injured??? Both GB & Atl were SB favorites at the beginning of the season....sad.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Might as well and get some decent DEFENSIVE help in the draft

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

Eddie Lacy has also taken a fantasy hit with no QB to keep the defense honest.  Thinking about sliding in Andre Brown.

Da Prophet
Da Prophet

NNOOOOOOOO!!!! MY FANTASY TEAM! PLEASE! I'VE BEEN BARELY HANGING ON WITH MY BACKUP TONY ROMO! WE'RE COMING UP ON THE PLAYOFFS! I NEED YOU! PLEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

Better safe than sorry considering that if they miraculously made the playoffs your loking at SF, Seattle, Carolina's defenses with that line and more than a collarbone will be broken on Rodgers. Tank the season and get the best available O lineman in the draft and depending on cap situation shell out for premier lineman in free agency. Protect your investment at all cost if not then the current Packers is what your stuck with.

PWINGS
PWINGS

"....Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be “lucky” to return from a broken collarbone next week,...."

No, he would be very "unlucky". The Pack's OL couldn't protect him and they can't sustain any creditable running game. Shut him down and start over next year. As a Packer fan, it hurts to say that but that's the sad reality.

wlewisiii
wlewisiii

No surprise. The incompetent coach and GM have given up on the season and they are desperate to ride his arm next season. They have no clue what to do without him. 

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

If Rodgers sits out the Packers will continue to slide.

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

@wlewisiii Are you talking about the same incompetent coach and GM that successfully transitioned away from a Hall of Fame quarterback and won a Superbowl?  Yeah, they sound like complete idiots.