Green Bay Packers megastar Aaron Rodgers said on his Tuesday radio show that “there has to be some level of risk-reward conversation.”
Rodgers, who suffered a broken collarbone during Green Bay’s 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on November 4, will be examined tomorrow by team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie and have another scan Thursday.
“My hope is that I practice (Wednesday) … experience no setbacks, mentally or physically, and we’ll go from there,” said Rodgers, 30, who has the highest career passer rating in NFL history. “Nobody is 100 percent at this point of the season.”
Fortunately for Packers (7-6-1) fans, Rodgers injured his non-throwing shoulder and clearly believes he is ready to return.
Directing what was the league’s third premier attack, Rodgers tossed 15 scores, against four interceptions, for 2,218 yards over eight contests.
Most impressively, the 6-foot-2, 225 pound Rodgers completed 66.9% of his 251 attempts.
Athletic, smart and possessing an extremely powerful arm, Rodgers is arguably the preeminent field general in the sport today.
With journeyman Matt Flynn substituting for the 2011 MVP, Green Bay’s somehow managed to win two straight games.
Flynn’s a good decision-maker with solid accuracy on intermediate routes.
However, Flynn possesses feeble arm strength and is incapable of spreading the gridiron.
A middling squad sans Rodgers, Green Bay’s in peril against the Steelers and Bears with Flynn handling the pigskin.
Rodgers’ recovery will flatly determine if the Packers can capture their third consecutive division title.
Consequently, although not near “100 percent,” expect to see Aaron Rodgers under center this weekend versus Pittsburgh at Lambeau Field.by