Packers quarterback Jordan Love took all of the beginning reps in observe all through the week for Packers as they gear up for Sunday’s matchup with the Seahawks. Nevertheless, the second-year sign caller—who made his first NFL begin in a loss in opposition to the Chiefs final Sunday—informed reporters on Friday that he is planning for starter Aaron Rodgers to return this week from COVID-19 protocol after contracting the virus as an unvaccinated participant.
“I believe it has been a standard week for me, fairly comparable to final week getting all of the reps,” Love mentioned. “… I am making ready like I’m going to be enjoying after which clearly the plan is for Aaron [Rodgers] to be again on Saturday.”
Regardless of the loss to Kansas Metropolis, Love threw for 190 yards, one landing and one interception whereas dashing for 23 yards. Rodgers even praised Love for his efficiency.
“I am actually happy with him… I believed he hung in there,” Rodgers said. “He is a really athletic man… There have been nerves going for positive, how can there not be… I am happy with the way in which that he battled.”
On The Pat McAfee present on Tuesday, Rodgers mentioned there was a “small risk” that he wouldn’t play in opposition to the Seahawks, saying he would proceed to bear testing to be certain that his coronary heart was in correct situation for bodily exertion.
The NFL fined Rodgers and extensive obtain Allen Lazard $14,560 every for violating COVID-19 protocols related to Rodgers not carrying a masks throughout information conferences and the interplay of the 2 in attending the Packers’ Halloween get together. Inexperienced Bay was additionally fined $300,000 by the league for violating protocols.
Whereas Packers head coach Matt LaFleur feels assured that Rodgers will be again, he has reminded Love to be prepared always.
“I informed Jordan it is no completely different than final week, or every other week for that matter, ‘You all the time have to put together your self because the starter,” LaFleur mentioned.
The Seahawks (3–5) are coming off a bye week and can look to earn their fourth win of the season with the return of quarterback Russell Wilson, who returns after struggling a finger damage. Inexperienced Bay (7–2) will look to hold tempo among the many high groups within the NFC.
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