When Aaron Rodgers broke his collar bone against the Chicago Bears a few weeks ago, we all knew things would be tough for the Packers. What we didn’t know was just how tough as the team is win-less without their MVP and their playoff hopes are dying with each passing game. Something else we don’t know is just what the Packers plan on doing with Rodgers who has been trying to come back for the past two weeks now.
According to Jay Glazer on the Fox Sports 1 show Fox Football Daily, the Packers have not internally discussed shutting down their quarterback for the rest of the season.
Jay says the Packers have NOT internally discussed shutting down QB Aaron Rodgers.
— FOX Football Daily (@FFD) December 4, 2013
This is a direct contradiction to reports that have been surfacing over the past 24 hours suggesting that the Packers are going to simply throw in the towel and look ahead to next season already. While this would seem to make sense, Glazer says it’s not an option at the moment but he didn’t really say how long the option would stay off the table.
There’s no question that the Packers season is in serious jeopardy as they’re currently on the outside of the playoff picture looking in and a Rodgers return doesn’t seem likely this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Another loss dooms the Packers season and we could hear this discussion come up again. But it appears that for the time being, the Packers aren’t considering shutting Rodgers down for the season.