Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a positive test for COVID-19 this week and that means he won’t play week 9. But what about against the Seahawks the following game in week 10?
Per NFL rules, unvaccinated players have to miss a minimum of 10 days. Aaron Rodgers, though he seemed to hint before the season that he did get the COVID-19 vaccine was actually not vaccinated. Prior to the season, Rodgers stated he was “immunized.” In the times we live in, this kind of wording would rightfully allow people to believe that Rodgers stated he did get vaccinated.
Well, he wasn’t. Not that getting vaccinated stops a person from testing positive for COVID-19 but that Rodgers seemingly led people to believe he was is the issue.
Either way, Aaron Rodgers will not play against the Chiefs in week 9. Jordan Love will replace him. Love was oddly (“oddly” because the Packers already had Aaron Rodgers) a first round pick in 2020. So Rodgers missing an important game brings up all kinds of possibilities. If Love plays well, any belief that Rodgers comes back to Green Bay to play in 2022 is greatly diminished.
Aaron Rodgers should be back against the Seahawks in week 10
But Rodgers is only required to miss 10 days. This theoretically makes him available to come back to his team on November 13th, one day before the Seahawks travel to Green Bay to play the Packers. This could also be the game that Russell Wilson could return for the Seahawks.
Here is my completely uninformed prediction but I don’t think Rodgers is going to miss two straight games for Green Bay, especially if Love plays well against Kansas City. So I am not going to get all excited about the possibility of Seattle playing the Packers without Rodgers. I think he will play.
But here’s the thing. I want Seattle to beat the Packers with Green Bay having Aaron Rodgers. My father used to say he would rather a team defeat a team when that team has all their best players. That was there are no excuses.
Plus, if Seattle can somehow go on a second half of the season run and make the playoffs they might have to face the Packers again. If the Seahawks can beat an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team in week 10, that would only give Seattle hope in any postseason game against Green Bay too.