Will Aaron Rodgers end up on injured reserve?

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his thumb in Week 5. It took him almost seven weeks to admit that the thumb was broken.

Why didn’t he say that before?

As we can see, there are three options. At first he was tempted to reveal it since it had happened and finally succumbed to the urge to make sure everyone knew what he was dealing with. Second, after Thursday’s poor performance against the Titans, he decided he had to give credence to the built-in excuse for a few bad throws. Third, he’s laying the groundwork for the end of his season and possibly his career.

If the Packers don’t turn things around soon, Rodgers could end up on injured reserve for the rest of the year with Jordan Love taking over.

Of course, if that happens, then the question is whether Rodgers will retire after the season or even try to play for another team in 2023. The former is much more likely.

There’s also a chance Rodgers will be determined not to let 2022 be his last NFL stint and decide to return for one last run.

Regardless, the current ride could end. Rodgers is too smart to do anything by accident. He had a plan to say what he said. And the plan could be that if the Packers lose to the Eagles and fall to 4-8, he goes on IR for the rest of 2022, with his 2023 status to be determined at some point down the line.

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