Aaron Rodgers expects to play in Green Bay Packers’ last two games
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers expects to play in his team’s final two games of the season in spite of the fact that the Packers were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday afternoon, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.
When asked if he was going to suit up in Weeks 16 and 17, Rodgers merely replied, “For sure.”
However, the decision might not be entirely up to Rodgers, as the Packers will have a say in this. The two-time MVP was asked if he would have an issue with Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst potentially wanting Rodgers to sit in favor of young signal-caller DeShone Kizer. Here is how he responded:
“Yeah, probably,” Rodgers said, smiling, before adding, “No, look, nobody’s talked to me about it. I want to play, though, so I’m expecting to start and play. In 2005, I remember [Brett] Favre came in late in the season and said, ‘Well, you’re probably going to get a chance to play here.’ It didn’t happen. Now, Brett was 36, I think, at the time. I’d like to be out there and lead us the last two weeks.”
Rodgers had a rather rough afternoon in the Green Bay’s loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, completing 25 of his 42 passes for 274 yards and an interception, ending his streak of 402 passes without throwing a pick.
On the year, the 35-year-old has thrown for 3,974 yards, 23 touchdowns and two interceptions in what has actually been one of the weaker years of Rodgers’ tenure with the Packers.