Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers intends to be on the field Sunday when his squad plays the New York Jets.
There has been some speculation about whether or not the Packers would shut down their star quarterback now that their dumpster fire of a season is nearing an end. Well, Rodgers still intends to keep taking snaps.
He told Josh Tolentino of The Athletic Wednesday afternoon, “I think it’s a lot about leadership. If I want to be listened to and followed and looked up to, how could I stand here and say that these games don’t matter for playoffs, I’m going to cash it in. That’s just not the way I lead, and I’m super competitive, and I want to be out there with the guys, and I look forward to being out there.” (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From Week 15 Of The NFL Season)
Full quote from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers about his status for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. pic.twitter.com/J8Vqb6VvxY
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) December 19, 2018
I’m glad that Rodgers is so selfless that he’s now letting the whole world know he thinks it’s his role to keep playing, despite the fact the season is over. What amazing leadership skills he has. What a modern day hero.
Oh, but wait! There’s more. The whole world now needs to know that Rodgers also has a groin injury. Not only is he going to keep playing, but he’s going to do it while hurt in games that have no impact on the season.
Again, what a modern day George Washington.
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I sure hope Packers fans realize just how lucky they are that Aaron Rodgers decided to bless them with his presence for two more games. They certainly aren’t worthy.
I can’t wait to watch the glorious spin zone that will happen if the Packers lose to the Jets. All we’ll hear about for the next week is how the highly-paid quarterback just cared so much that he played hurt. It’ll be amazing.