If Healthy, Aaron Rodgers Should Play Saturday
There’s a big word in the headline… If. If Aaron Rodgers is a full bill of a health, he should be out playing in front of the Lambeau Field crowd for the final time of the season. But if (There’s that word again) Rodgers is still hurt and not 100 percent, there’s no sense in bringing him back for this game. If the risk is too severe, Green Bay should let him rest for the remainder of the year. To me, that’s the news we’ll get from Mike McCarthy this afternoon. Brett Hundley will be back in the starting role to finish off the year. As much as it sucks, this is the right thing to do.
People will be pissed if they have to watch another two games of Hundley. I get it. But at the same time, maybe just don’t watch? I’m not saying ‘protest’ the games, but both games are on during the holiday season, maybe take a break from the Green Bay Packers. That Saturday game will be on at every Christmas gathering of people coming back in town for the first time in a long while. New Year’s Eve noon start will probably be on as Badgers fans recover from the start of their bender which began with the Orange Bowl.
Some might think it doesn’t give the team a true evaluation of the team, and I disagree with that entirely. We can still have a full look at the defense plus see offensively what’s there with this team. They’re going to have some decisions with the wide receiver unit in general. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb both had tough years to raise questions on their value on the team with Davante Adams needing to get paid. What might be the most intriguing thing to finish off the year may be the running back battle between Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones to see who begins as the number one on the depth chart next season.
This is going to suck, Packers fans, but remember, it’s been a fun eight years. Next year, the redemption tour begins again.