Why didn’t he say it sooner?
There are three possibilities, as we see it. First, he was tempted to reveal it since it happened, and he finally gave in to the urge to make sure everyone knew what he was dealing with. Second, he decided in the wake of Thursday’s poor performance against the Titans that he needed to give credence to the excuse behind multiple bad throws. Third, it lays the groundwork for the end of his season, and possibly his career.
If the Packers don’t turn things around soon, Rodgers could end up on injured reserve for the rest of the year, with Jordan love the control.
Of course, if that happens, the question then will be whether Rodgers retires after the season, or even whether he tries to play for another team in 2023. The former is more likely.
There’s also the chance that Rodgers is so determined not to let his 2022 spinoff be his last in the NFL, that he’ll decide to come back for one last run.
Regardless, the current journey could end. Rodgers is too smart to do anything by mistake. He had a plan to say what he said. And the plan could be that if the Packers lose to the Eagles and fall to 4-8, he will slide to IR for the rest of 2022, with his 2023 status determined at some point down the line.
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