Saturday update: Rodgers will start against the Seahawks. He’ll face Russell Wilson, who has missed the last three games with a finger injury.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is back in the building and set to be activated from the COVID list and will start Sunday against the #Seahawks, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 13, 2021
Rodgers vs. Russell Wilson at Lambeau Field.
Friday update: Quarterback Jordan Love spoke to the media on Friday, saying that the plan is for Rodgers to be back on Sunday. This is also what the head coach and others are saying, as Rodgers is set to come off the COVID-19 list on Saturday.
Jordan Love called this week “a weird one but a really good one for me” getting all the reps with Aaron Rodgers still in quarantine but said, “The plan is for Aaron to be back.”— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 12, 2021
Oh yeah, and he said his mom and girlfriend will “definitely have some better seats for this game.” pic.twitter.com/7zt4BnN1km
Tuesday update: Aaron Rodgers appeared on Pat McAfee’s show on Tuesday and discussed his status for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. He said, “I think there’s a possibility, but a small possibility,” per Nicole Menner. He noted there are still some health hurdles, “as far as movement, sweating and getting into it, making sure my body, especially heart is fine with physical exertion.” This seems
Sunday PM update: Head coach Matt LeFleur told reporters that Aaron Rodgers will be the starter in Week 10 as long as he is able to be cleared on Saturday, per Tom Silverstein. The earliest he can be cleared is Saturday, so he won’t be able to practice with the team, but LeFleur said Rodgers would be in on Zoom meetings while Jordan Love again takes all the first team reps in practice.
The Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the COVID-19/reserve list on Wednesday, November 3 after he tested positive. It was later revealed that Rodgers is unvaccinated, which meant he was immediately ruled out for Week 9 vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Given the timing of his placement, his status for Week 10 is also up in the air.
Is it possible for Aaron Rodgers to play in Week 10 vs. Seahawks?
Had Rodgers been vaccinated, he would have been able to return to the facility once he had two negative COVID tests back-to-back with at least 24 hours between the first and second negative test. However, because Rodgers is not vaccinated, he has to quarantine for at least a 10-day period. He’ll be able to return after that 10-day period if asymptomatic.
Ten days from his placement would be next Saturday, November 13. That would get him back to the team the day before they play the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. He could theoretically play, but he would be doing so having had no practice with the team outside of the Saturday walkthrough session. He can do virtual work with the team before then, but no in-person work
All of this is to say, he could play in Week 10, but it is unclear if he will play. Head coach Matt LaFleur will have media sessions after Sunday’s game against the chiefs, again on Monday, and at least a couple more times later in the week. It’s safe to say he’ll get questions about Rodgers at every session.