Why Do People Care if Aaron Rodgers Plays on Thursday?
It appears Aaron Rodgers will be returning to Lambeau Field on Thursday night. The comments he made to the media today says the former three-time MVP plans to play in the second preseason game of the season. If this was not being played at Lambeau, Rodgers might take a pass at Game 2. But Rodgers recognizes that the fans haven’t seen him on the field since last September, and it’d be a nice gesture for those who pay for preseason tickets. For the life of me, I cannot understand why this is a thing for people heading into Thursday’s game versus Pittsburgh.
QB Aaron Rodgers on playing vs. #Steelers: "I think I’ll probably play this week. I’d like to in front of our fans. It would be nice to get out there, back on Lambeau. When I came back from my injury, I was on the road. So I haven’t played at home for a long time (Sept. 24)."
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 13, 2018
I understand that injuries happen like what happened with Washington’s Derrius Guice and other injuries that have happened in the first couple of weeks could happen to Rodgers. But that’s every game of football. Rodgers has to play sometime. He should not be on ice for the entire preseason. If you saw his comments from The Ringer last week, QB1 said he thinks preseason should only be two games. The two logical games are Pittsburgh and Oakland which are Game 2 and Game 3. Personally, I liked to have Rodgers play more in this game than in Oakland where the turf is a baseball diamond. It might be worth keeping Rodgers out there for a bit longer on Thursday then putting him in less for game three.
It will be good to see Rodgers out there slinging to all of the young wide receivers. That’s probably part of the reason too, right?