Rodgers won’t play Sunday, reportedly tested positive for COVID
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not play in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs after reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.
At a Wednesday press conference, Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur would not confirm whether Rodgers had tested positive for COVID-19, saying NFL protocols prohibited him from releasing the information. He did confirm Rodgers would not play this week.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, citing anonymous sources, first reported Wednesday morning that Rodgers had tested positive.
Green Bay ABC affiliate WBAY-TV reports that Rodgers’ vaccine status is unclear. Rodgers had told reporters in August that he was "immunized" but NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers is not vaccinated.
Rodgers is the latest Packers player to test positive for the coronavirus. Wide receivers Davante Adams, a 2020 All-Pro, and Allen Lazard missed last week’s victory at Arizona after testing positive.
ESPN also confirmed the news on their Facebook page, and according to ESPN, under league protocol, if Rodgers tests positive and was unvaccinated, he would have to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and could not return until Nov. 13 if he remained asymptomatic.
Green Bay’s backup quarterback is 2020 first-round draft pick Jordan Love, who has thrown seven passes in his short career.