Aaron Rodgers Plans To Play In Week 16

     

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (groin) said Wednesday that he plans to play in Week 16’s game against the Jets, even though Green Bay is no longer in the playoff mix, per Josh Tolentino.

Earlier in the day, Packers interim HC Joe Philbin was noncommittal about Rodgers playing this week, saying: “I’m hopeful he’s going to practice, and I’m hopeful he’s going to play.”

The Packers have already been placing injured players on I.R. and adding some younger options to their roster to evaluate over the final two seasons, so some wondered if they may try to get an extended look at DeShone Kizer.

Rodgers, 35, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He was entering in the sixth year of his seven-year, $130.75 million contract when he agreed to a new four-year, $134 million extension that includes over $100 million guaranteed this summer.

In 2018, Rodgers has appeared in 14 games for the Packers and completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 3,974 yards, 23 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also rushed for 237 yards.

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