ESPN’s Bob Holtzman also mentioned that Rodgers took far fewer snaps this week than he did the days leading up to Week 15’s game. The Packers reportedly knew earlier in the week that Rodgers wouldn’t suit up for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.
HC Mike McCarthy stressed during Friday’s press conference that it was an “organizational decision,” but this report indicates that Rodgers’ health essentially made the decision by itself.
Green Bay’s season is once again on the line with Matt Flynn under center, so a loss to Pittsburgh would likely be enough for them to sit Rodgers in Week 17. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this in the coming days.