Packers' Stance on Shutting Down Aaron Rodgers Revealed

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Green Bay Packers' stance on shutting down Aaron Rodgers has been revealed.
The Green Bay Packers' stance on shutting down Aaron Rodgers has been revealed. / (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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The Green Bay Packers are in danger of officially being eliminated from playoff contention after their 4-8 start to the year. Making things even more difficult is quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing through multiple injuries, including a significant thumb issue that has plagued him in 2022.

Now Green Bay's thoughts on potentially shutting Rodgers down this season have been revealed.

There is no current plan in place to sit Rodgers if the Packers are eliminated from the playoff race, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The insider adds both Rodgers and the team would work on making that decision together if that's where this season heads.

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It's clear the four-time MVP isn't going to sit as long as Green Bay has at least a slim chance at making the postseason. Nursing a fractured thumb and now a rib injury he picked up in Week 12, no one would fault Rodgers for taking a seat on the bench, but he's determined to play through these ailments.

The 2022 campaign has been a struggle for the 39-year-old while he looks less than 100%. His nine interceptions are the most he's thrown in a season since 2010, and he's failed to record 300 yards in any contest so far.

Rodgers will look to keep his team in the playoff hunt with a win in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. The Packers are 3.5-point favorites in that matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.


Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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