Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers gave an update on his rib injury after losing to the Eagles, and it didn’t sound promising.
Aaron Rodgers does plan to play through pain, thus forcing back quarterback Jordan Love, a former first-round pick, back to the bench despite a good showing when called upon on Sunday night.
Love has been in the league for quite some time now, but played sparingly thanks to back-to-back MVP seasons from Rodgers. Now, with Rodgers starting to fade, Love could earn his time to shine and show Matt LaFleur what he’s made of in game action. Especially if Rodgers is hurt, there’s very little to play for. The Packers are 4-8.
Postgame, Rodgers gave a frightening update on his injury, stating that he had trouble breathing at times.
Should Aaron Rodgers play for the Packers?
As outlined last week, Rodgers playing at all makes very little sense for Green Bay at this juncture. No. 12 looks at the end of his line, and barring a major turnaround, is doing more harm than good for the Packers. In fact, he’s blocking their future at the position.
As Scott Rogust points out, a looming contract decision with Jordan Love is another reason why Green Bay should ask Rodgers to sit this one out:
"“Getting Love some additional looks is extremely important, because they have a big decision to make after this season. Since Love will be finishing his third season, the Packers have to decide whether to exercise his fifth-year option, which could become very costly. They can choose to pick up the hefty price tag, or decline it to allow Love to potentially walk after the 2023 season.”"
If Love is the guy, the Packers need to know by the end of this season, or they risk losing him.