Aaron Rodgers is expected to play against the Chicago Bears this Sunday despite a rib injury. This news comes after Rodgers made comments himself in addition to Green Bay Packer head coach Matt LaFleur.
Rodgers first indicated that he would not miss any time on the Pat McAfee Show when he told the audience on Tuesday “I got good news with the scans yesterday, so I plan on playing this week.”
Aaron Rodgers has not given up on the playoffs
He also indicated that they are still fighting to make the playoffs saying that they can run the table and see what happens. While it is unlikely, the Packers technically could still make the wild card with 9 wins.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur simply said “yes” when reporters asked if he expects Rodgers to play. LaFleur didn’t sound very enthusiastic for his the 2-time reigning MVP to continue playing. This may indicate an organizational shift to the future and wanting to move forward with Jordan Love.
A Spark of Jordan Love
Love came in for Rodgers last game and provided a brief spark for the Packers. While there certainly isn’t a quarterback controversy right now, this is a situation that will play out in real-time. Especially with the Packers likely missing the playoffs. Losing has Packers fans looking to the future at quarterback for the first time in a long time. The Packers are long removed from their 2010 Super Bowl team and they are starting to realize that.
The Packers take on a Chicago Bears team who may be without Justin Fields for the second consecutive week. Fields is nursing a shoulder injury due to his excessive overuse in the running game. This is an injury trend that is very common for run-first quarterbacks who create unnecessary pressure for themselves like Justin Fields does so often.
The NFC North race
Both teams are well behind the first-place Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. The Bears, Packers, and Lions are all fighting for second place right now.
The Packers and Bears kick off at 12 pm CST Sunday, December 4th on Fox and NFL+.