Aaron Rodgers thumb being injured worse than has been revealed would be a good explanation for recent Packers results.
The Green Bay Packers are depressing. This might be the most disappointing season for the franchise since Aaron Rodgers took over as the starting quarterback. At 4-7 heading into Week 12, most statistical models give them about a five percent chance of making the postseason at this point.
The NFC is so bad that you can’t rule them out completely, though if you’ve watched them play this year you probably should. Rodgers has no receivers — save for maybe Christian Watson who has come onto the scene in a huge way of late — to throw to since Davante Adams skipped town to Las Vegas in a trade this offseason.
This past week, Rodgers looked particularly bad, admitting that some of his throws were simply not great and perhaps impacted by wind, too. We’ve known about a thumb injury for Rodgers for a few weeks now, but it hasn’t been referred to as ‘broken.’
Now, however, the way Rodgers is referring to it makes you wonder.
Aaron Rodgers is not denying that his thumb could be broken
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky Tweeted out a photo of Rodgers’ latest appearance on the Pat McAfee show and deducted that the wording he used means it could be broken.
Here is a clip of the segment that McAfee Tweeted where he refers to other fingers he’s broken in comparison to the injury he’s facing now if you want to hear for yourself.
That exchange went as follows?
McAfee at one point said, “They’re saying it was broken or something like that, are you going to end up using a glove?”
In response to that question, Rodgers didn’t deny it was broken. He simply said he’s not a glove guy with a smirk.
“Well are you a broken thumb quarterback guy too? Have you ever had to do this before? Has this been something you’ve ever had to do before?”
And that’s when Rodgers said he had broken other fingers before, not denying that it was comparable to his circumstance now.
So, is the thumb broken?
Honestly, at this point, does it even matter?