About two months ago, Aaron Rodgers broke his right clavicle in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. At the time, it was feared that he would miss the rest of the season. Most said the Green Bay Packers were a sinking ship without their starting quarterback. Then somehow, they survived the storm and now stare at a 7-6 record with a chance to sneak into the playoffs.
With Wisconsin elated that Rodgers is back, he spoke to reporters about his big return to the field. He said that he would give it his best effort and do the job he is supposed to do when he puts on the uniform. He downplayed the possibility of running the table and making Wild Card, even though we know the chances are high that he returns at a high level.
“Hopefully, it gives a lift to some of the guys, but I’m not coming back to save this team. I’m coming back to play quarterback the way I know how to play it. Hopefully, we all raise the level of our play collectively and find a way to win these three games.”
He’s going to have to beat the Carolina Panthers this Sunday, then play division rivals Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions and win back-to-back weeks.
In Rodgers we trust.