Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers ‘will not be suspended’

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won’t be suspended, says FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer.

Aaron Rodgers won’t be available for the Green Bay Packers‘ road game against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. He has to miss a minimum of 10 days. That much we know.

Anything beyond that? Your guess is as good as mine.

There was some confusion initially as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported that Rodgers hadn’t been vaccinated — which is why he’s already ruled out for Week 9 — despite Rodgers saying in August that he was “immunized”.

It’s led many to wonder whether Rodgers, and the Packers, had broken NFL COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated players, including wearing a mask during press conferences.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports has helped clear some of this up. According to Glazer, the NFL has “opened up an investigation” to see whether Rodgers and the Packers have broken any of the league’s COVID-19 rules.

However, even if there has been any COVID-19 violations, Glazer noted there will be fines but that “Aaron Rodgers will not be suspended for this”.

So that at least clears that up. Even if the NFL determines that COVID-19 guidelines have been broken, it shouldn’t lead to a suspension for Rodgers. Once he’s cleared to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, he’ll be able to play. That could be as soon as Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, although Rodgers would have to play without much practice time.

If Rodgers does miss two games, he could return for Week 11 when the Packers are on the road against the division-rival Minnesota Vikings.

For now, we don’t know how many games Rodgers will miss. We don’t know when we’ll next hear from the reigning MVP. But a suspension shouldn’t be on the way for Rodgers if he has violated any of the NFL’s COVID-19 rules.

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