Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
2 months ago

Rodgers may not play in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said his squad won't approach Friday's game the way most teams treat the third week of the preseason, providing a hint that some key starters could be held out or at least restricted to only one or two drives. Rodgers and most of the other offensive starters are running scout team Monday, which is the same thing they did leading up to the first game of the preseason -- a contest the 34-year-old quarterback didn't play in. Rodgers played two drives and attempted five passes in the third week of the preseason last year.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
2 months ago

Rodgers is taking reps in the team period of Monday's practice, putting him on track for the start in Thursday's preseason game against Pittsburgh, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers hasn't played in a preseason opener since 2015, typically making his annual debut during the second week of the exhibition schedule. He only played for one series at the same juncture last year, then handled two drives in the third week of the preseason. Training camp is his real opportunity to build chemistry with Jimmy Graham (knee) and the Packers' slew of rookie wideouts.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
2 months ago

Rodgers is unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers hasn't played in the first week of the preseason since 2015, and the Packers probably won't break the trend while both starting tackles are recovering from injuries. The team hopes to have LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) and RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) ready for Week 1 against Chicago, but it would be unwise to expose Rodgers to hits in the meantime. While the 34-year-old quarterback still figures to take some snaps during the preseason, he'll probably be limited to a mix of hand-offs and quick throws.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
3 months ago

Rodgers hopes to still be playing football when he's 40 years old, Peter King of NBC Sports reports. "I'd love to play to 40," he said. "I just think that number means a lot. Obviously, Tom [Brady] is kind of rewriting the book. Brett [Favre] had a good season when he turned 40. My goal is be able to move like I do or close to how I do and still be able to do that at 40."

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers points to the fact he's done a good job avoiding injuries, with the exception of breaking his collarbone in 2013 and 2017. He's otherwise played 15 or 16 games each season since taking over as the starter, accounting for at least 32 touchdowns in every full campaign. The 34-year-old acknowledges that he's been thinking about his contract as he prepares for the fourth season of a five-year, $110 million extension. The deal put him first in the league for average annual value when he signed it in 2013, but it now looks like a massive bargain for the Packers, with nine quarterbacks above Rodgers in AAV, per OverTheCap. It won't come as any surprise if he gets a new deal before the end of the year, though he doesn't seem to have the best relationship with new general manager Brian Gutekunst, who released Jordy Nelson and opted not to re-sign QBs coach Alex Van Pelt -- a pair of decisions that Rodgers wishes he'd been consulted on. Regardless, the superstar quarterback has made it clear he wants to finish his career in Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
6 months ago

Rodgers is frustrated with the lack of communication between him and the Packers front office this offseason, Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers likely understands that he can't make decisions for management, but he wishes the team had at least consulted him before cutting ties with former quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt and wide receiver Jordy Nelson. The 34-year-old quarterback doesn't seem to be a huge fan of new general manager Brian Gutenkunst, potentially making it a bit tougher to hammer out a contract extension. Rodgers' current deal has him scheduled to make $20.6 million in 2018 and $21.1 million in 2019, per OverTheCap. Fully recovered from last year's broken collarbone, Rodgers likely wants an extension that matches or exceeds the contracts recently signed by Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo and Matthew Stafford -- all featuring an average annual value of at least $27 million, per OTC. The Packers did at least do Rodgers one favor this offseason when they replaced Nelson with another red-zone weapon in the form of tight end Jimmy Graham. The team signed Davante Adams to a four-year extension in December and seemingly plans to keep Randall Cobb for at least one more season.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
8 months ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy relayed Wednesday that the Packers' team trainer said "everything looks good" with regard to Rodgers' recovery from Oct. 19 surgery to repair his right collarbone, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. McCarthy said Rodgers would be ready to go for the Packers' offseason program, which begins in April.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers was able to recover from the procedure and return from injured reserve when first eligible to start Week 15 against the Panthers, even though his collarbone hadn't completely healed at that point. The signal caller avoided any reported setbacks in that game, but exhibited some rustiness while completing only 26-of-45 passes for 290 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in a losing effort, which essentially ended the Packers' playoff hopes. The Packers returned Rodgers to IR for the final two games of the season in order to avoid any complications heading into 2018, and it appears that the 34-year-old is now 100 percent healthy. With Rodgers' injury seemingly no longer a concern, the Packers' focus will shift to negotiating an extension with Rodgers, who has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $110 million pact he inked with Green Bay in April 2013.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
8 months ago

Rodgers (collarbone) expects to be fully ready for offseason programs in April, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news was expected since Rodgers hasn't been held back during his personal workouts so far this offseason. Maybe even more importantly, he also felt well enough to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am this past weekend. The 34-year-old will head into the 2018 season with two years remaining on his current contract.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
8 months ago

Rodgers (collarbone) stated Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am that he's "feeling good," Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just over six weeks removed from landing on injured reserve for the second time this season, Rodgers is participating in a golf tournament, so he appears to be in a good spot regarding his recovery from a fractured right clavicle. That's not to say he's all the way there, but considering the 2017 campaign has yet to wrap, there's little doubt he'll be a full go once the offseason program kicks off in April. Since he last took the field Week 15, the Packers have altered both the front office, replacing Ted Thompson with Brian Gutekunst, and coaching staff, rehiring Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator. As a result, the playmakers around Rodgers and the scheme, respectively, may experience changes in the offseason.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
10 months ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Rodgers won't require any further procedures on his surgically repaired right collarbone, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "Aaron's in rest and recovery mode," McCarthy said. "He has a distinct rehab plan as he moves forward."

EDGE Analysis

The Packers' medical staff signed off on Rodgers to return from a seven-game absence and start in the Week 15 loss to the Panthers, even though the quarterback's collarbone wasn't 100 percent healed. Though Rodgers didn't suffer a setback with his throwing shoulder during the outing, McCarthy relayed that the two-time MVP was a little sore afterward. With Green Bay eliminated from postseason contention in the aftermath of Week 15, the team elected to move Rodgers back to injured reserve for the second time this season and shut him down for the final two contests of 2017. Brett Hundley is slated to start Saturday against the Vikings and Week 17 against the Lions.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (7)
10 months ago

Rodgers (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers' season is over as a result. Head coach Mike McCarthy referred to Rodgers as "sore" in the aftermath of his return to action Sunday in Carolina. Brett Hundley will start Saturday against Minnesota.