Aaron Rodgers explains why he won’t be shut down for 2018
Though the Green Bay Packers have been eliminated from playoff contention, Aaron Rodgers won’t be sitting out any time if he can help it.
Rodgers cited his competitiveness and desire to lead as reasons why he will refuse to sit against the New York Jets despite the Packers having nothing to play for.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he’s playing Sunday in New York: “Yes – It’s about leadership, how can I stand her and say these games don’t matter…that’s not the way I lead. I’m super competitive.”
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) December 19, 2018
One team out of playoff contention has shut down its quarterback for the season, but Rodgers isn’t hurt, even with a fragile injury history. The Packers and Rodgers both seem to believe that there’s more reason to keep Rodgers in the lineup than there is to sit him down and let him rest the remainder of the way.