Aaron Rodgers has to comply with the rules of the league and public COVID policies set up for NFL players whether he likes it or not. If he stays compliant, there might be a silver lining for the Green Bay Packers.

The Quarterback has voiced his issues with the situation saying that he feels targeted. The rules are here to stay and no amount of complaining will reverse the the fact that Rodgers misled about his vaccination status and blatantly violated league and public health measures

The good news for the Packers is that Aaron Rodgers won’t have to be tested for 90 days after his positive test. That is according to the joint NFL-NFLPA COVID protocols in response to the positive COVID test generated by the Quarterback. Which means Rodgers won’t be tested again until two days after the NFC Championship given that the Packers are still alive at that point.

However, the testing will resume 12 days before the Super Bowl, putting him at risk of being knocked out for the NFL title game (if the Packers make it). If he is a close contact with someone who tests positive, Rodgers will be monitored for symptoms more closely during the 90-day period. 

All other provisions of the joint NFL-NFLPA protocol will apply to Rodgers during the 90-day period. Such as, Masks, social distancing, limits on activities outside the facility, and limits on travel will apply. Rodgers is going to have to bite the bullet on this one, or he may find himself facing fines or suspensions. If he makes it out of this, it will be great for the Green Bay Packers. We’ll have more on this situation as it develops.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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