After Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love tested positive for COVID-19 and had to enter the league’s health and safety protocols, there were some concerns whether or not Aaron Rodgers needs to isolate as well. After all, he could be considered a close contact.
The possibility raised questions about Rodgers’ status for their Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears, especially since everyone now knows that he is not vaccinated.
Thankfully, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the star QB won’t be impacted by Love’s latest bout with COVID-19 because of an NFL rule that puts him on the “90-day testing holiday.” Since Rodgers tested positive for the dreaded virus just recently, he has been removed from the testing pool.
This means that Rodgers won’t need to isolate, even though he is not vaccinated.
#Packers backup QB Jordan Love tested positive today for COVID-19, but Aaron Rodgers’ status for Sunday night against the #Bears won’t be impacted.
Players on a 90-day testing holiday (as Rodgers is) don’t have to isolate as close contacts, regardless of vaccination status.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 6, 2021
To recall, Aaron Rodgers missed the Packers’ Week 9 game due to his positive test. It created a big mess after it was revealed that the veteran QB is not vaccinated despite implying previously that he had been given the COVID-19 shot.
While people have since moved on from the saga, the fact remains that Rodgers is still not vaccinated.
Fortunately for Green Bay fans, it won’t be a problem this time around, even with the latest Jordan Love setback.