Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers
Quarterback #12
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback #12

Aaron Rodgers News

Falls short of playoffs

Rodgers completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 205 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Detroit.

Analysis: Rodgers tried to keep the Packers' improbable run to playoffs alive, but he threw a late interception that ultimately sealed the win for the visiting Lions. The 39-year-old turned in his worst season as a pro, finishing with 3,695 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and a career-high 12 interceptions across 17 games. Rodgers just signed a three-year extension with Green Bay prior to this season, but the former MVP used some language after the crushing loss hinting at either retirement or a mutual parting of ways. What is certain, however, was a visible and statistical decline from the 17-year veteran this season, likely dropping Rodgers out of the top tier of fantasy quarterbacks if he decides to suit up in 2023.

Jan 8, 2023 10:13 PM EST

Back to full practice

Rodgers (right thumb/knee) practiced fully Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: One day removed from sitting out Wednesday's walkthrough due to lingering right thumb and knee injuries, Rodgers returned to the practice field and handled every rep. He thus will be available for Sunday's matchup with a Lions defense that has given up an NFL-worst 7.96 yards per attempt and the second-most combined touchdowns (32) to opposing quarterbacks in 16 games this season.

Jan 5, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Back at practice

Rodgers (right thumb/knee) returned to practice Thursday, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Rodgers is managing thumb and knee issues, with his absence from Wednesday's practice having been described as a maintenance day by Hodkiewicz. Thursday's injury report will clarify the QB's official participation level, but at this stage Rodgers appears to be in no danger of missing Sunday night's game against the Lions.

Jan 5, 2023 10:21 AM EST

No activity Wednesday

Rodgers (right thumb/knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's walkthrough.

Analysis: For the second week in a row, Rodgers is kicking off game prep with no activity due to knee and right thumb injuries. On the first occasion, he followed it up with a limited session last Thursday before capping Week 17 prep with all activity and heading into the weekend without a designation. He proceeded to complete 15 of 24 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown and a two-yard score on the ground this past Sunday versus the Vikings. Rodgers will aim to follow a similar practice regimen this week with an eye toward Sunday's all-important matchup with the Lions.

Jan 4, 2023 1:58 PM EST

Takes back seat in win

Rodgers completed 15 of 24 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown and added a two-yard TD on his only carry in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Green Bay grabbed a 14-3 lead in the first quarter on kickoff return and interception return touchdowns and never looked back, so Rodgers didn't have to do too much to lock up the victory. He still produced multiple TDs for the first time since Week 12, and the veteran QB will likely be more involved in Week 18 against the Lions, as a Packers win would send them into the postseason.

Jan 1, 2023 9:17 PM EST

Cleared from injury report

Rodgers (thumb/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Analysis: The knee injury is a recent addition from last Sunday's 26-20 win over Miami, while the thumb is something Rodgers has managed for a couple months, with reports at one point suggesting he has an avulsion fracture in the affected digit. Whatever the case, he hasn't thrown for 300 yards or run for a touchdown all season and has only one game with more than two passing touchdowns. Rodgers does get an excellent matchup in a must-win game for the Packers this week, though he might not have WR Christian Watson (questionable - hip) at his disposal against a Vikings defense that's given up the most points in the league to quarterbacks.

Dec 30, 2022 1:08 PM EST

Limited in return to practice

Rodgers (thumb/knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday's session due to a knee injury that he picked up during a Week 16 win at Miami, Rodgers participated in individual drills Thursday but still operated with a cap on his reps. Even if the same comes to the pass Friday, there doesn't seem to be any worry about his availability for Sunday's NFC North showdown with the Vikings. Ultimately, Friday's practice report will reveal whether or not he heads into the weekend with a designation.

Dec 29, 2022 2:41 PM EST

Back at practice

Rodgers (right thumb/knee) returned to practice Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen how the Packers list Rodgers' participation level, but his return to the field after missing Wednesday's session supports the QB's expectation that he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Dec 29, 2022 10:29 AM EST

Sits out with thumb, knee injuries

Rodgers officially didn't practice Wednesday due to right thumb and knee injuries.

Analysis: While the thumb issue likely is a residual one due to the fracture that Rodgers played through for a good portion of the campaign, the knee concern stems from a hit he took this past Sunday at Miami. He told Matt Schneidman of The Athletic that he isn't concerned about his potential to play Sunday against the Vikings, calling Wednesday's absence a veteran day off. Rodgers thus should get back on the practice field in some capacity both Thursday and Friday as the Packers prepare for a Week 17 NFC North matchup with all manner of playoff implications.

Dec 28, 2022 2:27 PM EST

Dealing with sore knee

Rodgers was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury but is expected to play Sunday against the Vikings, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Rodgers took a hard hit to the knee during Sunday's 26-20 win over Miami, but he finished out the game and now has a decent chance to reach the playoffs as a wild card. With that in mind, he'll likely suit up Sunday if it's just a matter of pain tolerance.

Dec 28, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Quiet day against Miami

Rodgers completed 24 of 38 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown with an interception in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: He added 18 rushing yards on seven carries. Rodgers continues to post mediocre numbers -- he's gone six straight games without reaching 240 passing yards, and three straight with just one passing TD -- but a Packers defense that created four takeaways took the pressure off the quarterback to win the game himself. With Green Bay still alive in the playoff race, Rodgers will look to generate a little more offense in Week 17 against a vulnerable Vikings defense that managed to hold him to 195 yards and zero TDs in their first meeting this season back in Week 1.

Dec 25, 2022 4:45 PM EST

Efficient in win over Rams

Rodgers completed 22 of 30 pass attempts for 229 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Monday's 24-12 win over the Rams.

Analysis: The two-time MVP wasn't asked to do much against a Rams team that was decimated by injury, resulting in a modest stat line and a win for his club. Rodgers could have had a second touchdown in garbage time had rookie wideout Christian Watson not ran an incorrect route that would have gone for an easy four-yard score. The 39-year-old now has 3,093 passing yards with a 23:9 TD:INT ratio through 14 games in what can only be described as a down year by the superstar's lofty standards. Rodgers will look to keep Green Bay's slim playoff hopes alive against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Dec 19, 2022 9:10 PM EST

Beats Bears once again

Rodgers completed 18 of 31 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-19 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Rodgers played through ribs and thumb injuries to lead the Packers to a comeback victory at the home of their division rivals. While the quarterback's stat line wasn't anything special, Rodgers' fourth-down touchdown to rookie Christian Watson gave Green Bay a much-needed score heading into halftime. With his team now entering its bye week, Rodgers will get some welcomed extra time to rest his injuries ahead of Week 15's Monday night matchup versus the Rams.

Dec 4, 2022 1:39 PM EST

Cleared from injury report

Rodgers (ribs/thumb) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Chicago, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: He might be in pain but will get the start, just as he promised earlier this week. Rodgers managed limited practices Thursday and Friday ahead of what's essentially a must-win game against the Bears, hoping he can play through his pair of injuries and keep Green Bay in the playoff hunt. The 39-year-old (as of Friday) did say he'd try to have an "open mind" if the Packers eventually are eliminated and want to take a look at QB Jordan Love and other young players. For now, Rodgers will be relying on some of those young guys, namely rookie WR Christian Watson, who caught six TD passes (including one from Love) the past three weeks. There's also some hope for fellow rookie Romeo Doubs (ankle) to end a month-long absence, as he's been deemed questionable ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Dec 2, 2022 1:24 PM EST

Practicing again

Rodgers (ribs/thumb) is practicing Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Rodgers returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant and already has said he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Bears. He's reportedly been playing through an avulsion fracture in his right thumb for most of the season, but it was a rib injury that forced him out of a 40-33 loss to the Eagles in Week 12.

Dec 2, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Set for limited practice Thursday

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers (ribs/thumb) will practice Thursday in a limited capacity, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Rodgers has appeared on Packers injury reports since Week 6 will what was revealed last week to be an avulsion fracture to his right thumb, but the quarterback is now managing a rib injury after exiting early in last Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Eagles. Fortunately for Rodgers, follow-up exams Monday revealed no major injury to his ribs, but the veteran quarterback's reps are still expected to be managed carefully this week. After sitting out the Packers' first session of the week Wednesday like he usually does, Rodgers' return to the field Thursday, even in a limited capacity, bodes well for his chances of playing this Sunday against the Bears. The Packers will likely wait and see what Rodgers is able to do at Friday's practice before deciding whether he'll carry an injury decision into the weekend.

Dec 1, 2022 9:45 AM EST

Should practice later this week

Rodgers (ribs/thumb) isn't practicing Wednesday, but coach Matt LaFleur said he expects the quarterback to practice at some point before Sunday's game in Chicago, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Packers are known for being cautious with injured players, but that doesn't necessarily apply to Rodgers, who will turn 39 this week and needs to win at least four of his final five games (and probably all five) to have a shot at the playoffs. He's been playing through a thumb injury all year -- reportedly an avulsion fracture -- and was removed from Sunday's loss to the Eagles after hurting his ribs. Rodgers said Tuesday that he was encouraged by the results from a scan on his ribs Monday and thus expects to play this Sunday against the Bears. If not, Jordan Love will start for Green Bay.

Nov 30, 2022 10:19 AM EST

Plans to play versus Chicago

Rodgers (ribs) said Tuesday on the Pat McAfee Show that he got positive results from the scans he underwent Monday and plans to play Sunday against Chicago, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Rodgers suffered a rib injury during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, which forced Jordan Love into his first game action of the season. However, the veteran quarterback appears to have avoided a worst-case scenario and is expected to be back at the helm Sunday against Green Bay's divisional rival. Rodgers added that he may sit out the first practice of Week 13 prep, but that shouldn't be overly concerning, as he's missed Wednesday sessions for nearly two months straight while nursing an avulsion fracture of his right thumb.

Nov 29, 2022 10:22 AM EST

Getting ribs examined Monday

Rodgers is scheduled to undergo another scan on his ribs Monday after exiting in the third quarter of Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Eagles, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Rodgers, who had already been playing through an avulsion fracture of his right thumb for the past seven weeks, appeared to suffer what was initially believed to an oblique injury in the second quarter, when he landed awkwardly on the field on a hit. He was then brought down hard on a sack in the third quarter, prompting him to leave the game for good. Rodgers clarified afterward that he was dealing with a rib injury and an initial fear of a punctured lung, though the former issue looks to be the greater concern for the signal-caller at this juncture. So long as his upcoming scan reveals no fractures to his ribs or other damage that might force an absence, Rodgers said that he expects to return to the lineup for next weekend's matchup with the Bears. Jordan Love finished out the loss to the Eagles and would be in line for the starting nod if Rodgers can't play Week 13.

Nov 28, 2022 7:06 AM EST

No update on injury after loss

Coach Matt LaFleur said after Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Eagles that he doesn't have enough information to assess whether Rodgers (oblique) will have to miss additional time, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: "If Aaron is healthy and ready to go, I anticipate him being out there," LaFleur said, proactively shutting down any idea of Jordan Love starting over a healthy Rodgers. After Rodgers exited in the second half of the loss to Philadelphia, Jordan Love threw for 113 yards and a touchdown, but the Packers fell to 4-8. Despite their long playoff odds, the Packers seem intent on starting the soon-to-be 39-year-old Rodgers in Week 13 against Chicago if he's healthy enough to play.

Nov 27, 2022 9:12 PM EST

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