Aaron Rodgers Returns to Action for Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks

Published 11/14/2021, 4:02 AM EST
Oct 28, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after defeating the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Good news strikes the Green Bay Packers as on Saturday quarterback Aaron Rodgers was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of their Week 10 fixture against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday wherein he is expected to play.

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Rodgers was reported to be asymptomatic throughout his 10-day quarantine period, which is a requirement for all the unvaccinated players. Following which he was activated back to the squad after meeting all the NFL/NFLPA return-to-play protocols.

Matt LaFleur feels confident in Aaron Rodgers

Packers coach Matt LaFleur stated on Friday that Rodgers was a full participant in all the virtual meetings that were held during his quarantine period. And he feels confident that the quarterback has most chances of starting against the Seattle Seahawks fixture.

“It’s been going great,” LaFleur said on the preparation for Sunday. “Communication’s been there. He’s been in every meeting. He’s been engaged. So, it’s just he’s not with his guys out on the field. That’s the dynamic that you never know. But we’re fortunate to have a guy that has got a ton of reps under his belt, has played a ton of ball, so we’re pretty confident that, provided he checks out well, he can go out there and play at a high level.”

Although when asked about Rodgers’ status in Sunday’s game, the coach said: “Yeah, but you know, a lot of things [can] happen. So just like we told Jordan, ‘You’ve got to be ready to go.’ And if that’s the route we go, then he’ll be ready.”

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Rodgers has been waiting for this moment all week long

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Although Rodgers was not allowed inside the Packers facility, yet he made sure to be in perfect shape. During his weekly appearance in ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ the veteran revealed on Tuesday that he intended to ramp up his conditioning on his own, as he believed there was only a “small possibility” for him not playing this Sunday.

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“I just do believe there’s a health hurdle that I have to [clear] as far as like movement and sweating and getting into it, making sure my body, especially heart, is fine with physical exertion,” Rodgers said.

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The matchup between the Packers and the Seahawks is going to be the showdown of the week as NFL superstar quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson come face to face. It is surely a no-miss Sunday matchup and is yet to be seen as who emerges victorious.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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