Seth Udinski, FISM News
Green Bay Packers team sources revealed Wednesday that star quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has been placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus.
Rodgers has come under siege from the media when it was also revealed that he had not received the COVID-19 shot, even though he had apparently given the impression that he had. In an interview in August, he was questioned by a reporter who asked if he had received the jab. Rodgers responded, “Yeah, I’ve been immunized.” There is a good chance the NFL will seek to make an example of Rodgers to further urge players to receive the jab, especially after his response to the reporter.
Currently, the NFL has not announced how it will respond to the reigning MYP. The league issued a statement saying,
The league is aware of the current situation in Green Bay and will be reviewing the matter with the Packers.
Though the efficacy of the shot is questionable, the NFL’s vaccine protocols heavily favor players who test positive but have been vaccinated more than those who test positive without vaccination. It appears the issue, according to the league, was not that Rodgers contracted the virus, but that he did not receive the shot.
The Packers’ QB will sit out of this Sunday’s upcoming contest against the 4-4 Kansas City Chiefs as he must remain in quarantine for ten days after his positive test. The Packers are coming off a dynamic win last Thursday night against the previously-unbeaten Arizona Cardinals, and they sit at the top of the NFC playoff standings at 7-1.