According to ESPN, the Green Bay Packers announced that Aaron Rodgers will be starting against the Chicago Bears, week 17. Rodgers’ had great focus throughout Thursday’s practice, but he is not returning to be the savior of Green Bay’s season.
Aaron Rodgers has been practicing over the past three weeks, but the doctors weren’t able to clear him until the final week. There was pressure coming from all sides due to the lackluster efforts from the rest of the NFC North.
The Detroit Lions had the division set up on a platter, but they fell flat on their face during the second half of the season. Chicago also had their quarterbacking issues, but Josh McCown dominated during his limited time on the field.
We’ve already seen Jay Cutler struggle after returning from injury, now the expectations are for Aaron Rodgers to come out and play like a superstar on Sunday. If he isn’t able to produce, the second guessing will begin.
There’s no doubt that the Packers are going out on a limb with Aaron Rodgers. In fact, it’s not certain that this is the correct decision for the Green Bay Packers, but when a Super Bowl MVP is ready, you play him.
Clay Matthews has been ruled out for the game against Chicago, so Green Bay may need all the offensive firepower to earn a postseason bid. Chicago almost ended Aaron Rodgers’ season once, now they’ll have a chance to do it for good. Then again, Aaron Rodgers can exact revenge on the team that derailed his season.