Packers: Aaron Rodgers is back, will start vs. Seahawks in Week 10

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

Aaron Rodgers is set to start for the Packers on Sunday versus the Seahawks.

As expected, Aaron Rodgers looks set to make his return for the Green Bay Packers this week against the Seattle Seahawks.

Rodgers was eligible to return on Saturday after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list 10 days earlier.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Rodgers will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and will start on Sunday versus the Seahawks.

Russell Wilson will be making his return from injury for the Seahawks, so we will get a battle of two of the league’s top quarterbacks in Week 10. At one stage, it looked like both teams could’ve had backup QBs starting.

This is obviously great news for the Packers.

While second-year Jordan Love certainly wasn’t helped by head coach Matt LaFleur or some poor play up front by the offensive line in last week’s defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs, he also didn’t look ready to start in the NFL. In time it will come, but for now, Love didn’t look ready.

The question — and this goes for both Rodgers and Wilson — is how quickly they can get back to their best. Rodgers hasn’t been able to practice with the team since early last week, while Wilson is coming off a finger injury.

If both players are close to their best, we could see a battle of two great offenses.

Green Bay’s defense was outstanding a week ago, limiting Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to just 10 points (not including the three gifted to the Chiefs by the Packers’ special teams). Joe Barry’s unit could need a similarly impressive performance to slow down the Seahawks’ talented offense on Sunday afternoon.

We now know the answer to the million-dollar question. Would Rodgers be able to return in time to play this week? It appears the answer is yes.