Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Packers’ game against the Chiefs on Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Ian Rapoport, also of the NFL Network, reported that Rodgers is unvaccinated against the virus, meaning he will be forced to miss the game even if he tests negative by then.
In the offseason, when asked if he had received the vaccine, Rodgers said he had been “immunized” – but did not specifically say he got the jab.
The star quarterback is coming off a victory over the then-undefeated Cardinals without stud receiver Davante Adams, who also tested positive for the virus. The win brought the team to 7-1, good for the best record in the NFC.
Sunday’s game against Kansas City was shaping up to be a good chance for the Packers to extend their seven-game win streak. The Chiefs have struggled of late, losing badly to the Titans and barely eking out a victory over the hapless Giants in their past two games.
Now, however, they’ll have to do it with a backup quarterback. Presumably, that will be Jordan Love, the second-year quarterback whom the Packers infamously traded up for in the 2020 NFL Draft – irking Rodgers. Love is now in line to make his first career NFL start against the reigning AFC champions.
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