Will Aaron Rodgers end up on injured reserve?


Getty Photographs

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his thumb in week 5. It took him nearly seven weeks to acknowledge that the thumb was damaged.

Why did not he say this earlier than?

There are three potentialities, in our view. First, he is been tempted to come back clear because it occurred, and he is lastly given in to the urge to verify everybody is aware of what he is coping with. Second, he determined, after Thursday’s poor efficiency towards the Titans, that he wanted to credit score the built-in excuse for a number of unhealthy photographs. Third, he’s laying the groundwork for the tip of his season, and probably his profession.

If the Packers do not flip issues round quickly, Rodgers may find yourself on injured reserve for the remainder of the yr, with Jordan Love taking on.

In fact, if that occurs, the query is whether or not Rodgers will retire after the season, or even when he’ll attempt to play for one more workforce in 2023. The previous is more likely.

There’s additionally an opportunity that Rodgers is decided to not let a sub-par 2022 be his remaining act within the NFL, and that he decides to come back again for one final run.

Regardless, the present journey could possibly be winding down. Rodgers is just too sensible to unintentionally do something. He had a plan for saying what he mentioned. And the plan could possibly be that if the Packers lose to the Eagles and fall to 4-8, it is going to drop to IR for the remainder of 2022, with its 2023 standing to be decided sooner or later sooner or later.