Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took part in Tuesday’s practice, which is something he himself stated would have to happen in order to play in Thursday’s showdown against the Detroit Lions. However, just because he was a limited participant doesn’t necessarily mean his chances to suit up have increased.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was asked on Tuesday his opinion on whether Rodgers would play on Thanksgiving.
“Aaron Rodgers went through the individual drills and was a limited participant. It does not look like Aaron is going to make it. He feels good but I don’t think he’s going to make it this week,” McCarthy said, according to the team’s website.
When asked to elaborate on his “slim to none” statement from Monday, McCarthy responded “closer to none.”
It certainly doesn’t mean that Rodgers has been ruled out completely. Obviously, it doesn’t look good, and at this point, I have to imagine the majority of Packers’ fans would agree Rodgers should just sit the game out.
Even though it’s an incredibly important contest with the NFC North division on the line, quarterback Matt Flynn showed enough in the near come-from-behind victory against the Minnesota Vikings that he has what it takes to defeat the Lions. Not to mention, his record performance in which he put up 480 passing yards and six touchdowns against Detroit on New Year’s Day in 2011.
As of right now, McCarthy has yet to name who the starting quarterback will be, although, Flynn did get the reps with the first-team offense in practice.