Packers coach Matt LaFleur gives injury update on Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers hasn't been impressive so far this season.

by Dzevad Mesic
Packers coach Matt LaFleur gives injury update on Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur revealed Aaron Rodgers is "feeling a bit better" and there is a chance the quarterback plays this Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers, who has been bothered by a broken thumb for the past few weeks, sustained a rib injury in the 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

This Sunday, the Packers are playing the Bears in Chicago - a team against whom Rodgers has had a lot of success throughout his career. "Sometimes there's stuff that doesn't show up on all the scans. All I can tell you is he's feeling a little bit better," LaFleur said, per ESPN.

LaFleur not thinking about benching Rodgers

Rodgers, who won back-to-back NFL MVP awards in 2020 and 2021, hasn't been really impressive so far this season. Rodgers has never had problems with interceptions but this season he has already thrown nine interceptions.

But the Packers are not thinking about replacing Rodgers with Jordan Love. "I don't think that's what we're arguing here. It's just, we've got a lot of faith, quite frankly, in both those guys. But you know, Aaron's the starting quarterback.

He's battled through a lot throughout the course of his career. It's pretty well documented, and I think he's been able to play at a pretty high level through a lot of different situations. So again, we'll take it one game at a time and make the best decision moving forward," LaFleur explained.

Also, LaFleur suggested he still believes in Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry, even after the Packers surrendered 40 points versus the Eagles. "We're not going to go down that road. So, again, if I thought there was an issue there, then I would certainly, we'd make the change.

But we work as a staff and collectively we're all in this sucker together and it's never just one person. It's never one person. It starts with myself and then it goes to our assistant coaches and then our players," LaFleur said.

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