The Green Bay Packers received some good news on Tuesday.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who broke his collarbone in a November 4 loss to the Chicago Bears, threw without pain on Tuesday. Rodgers told reporters “it felt good” and that he “had the adrenaline going.”
Rodgers has missed the last two games, both Packers losses (to the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants) and Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy already announced Scott Tolzien would start Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Rodgers has yet to try take a snap.
“I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point,” Rodgers told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I’d be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward.”
On the season, Rodgers is 168-of-251 for 2,218 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.
When Rodgers was asked about playing this week, he asked reporters question of his own.
“Have you seen ‘Dumb and Dumber?’” Rodgers said, “when he’s asking her about the chances [for a date] …”
“So, you’re telling me there’s a chance?”