Count Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers among the NFL players who has no issue with letting the media know that he has received the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Thursday, the reigning league MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback told reporters and news outlets that he’s “been immunized” ahead of the upcoming season for which some players have refused to get the vaccine.
The NFL currently does not require players to be fully vaccinated against COVID, but Rodgers isn’t holding anything against anybody.
“Yeah, I’ve been immunized,” Rodgers said. “There’s guys on the team that haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision, I’m not gonna judge those guys.”
Rodgers said “a lot of research” went into his decision to get vaccinated.
“I like to learn about everything that I’m doing,” he said.
More NFL athletes are being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list with some team protocols being more relaxed than a season ago.
“It’s an interesting issue that I think we will see played out through the entire season,” Rodgers said Thursday.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur said that of the team’s 89 players, at least 78 were vaccinated. “Right now, we’ve got 11 guys that aren’t. So, all we’re going to do is continue to tell them what the protocols are and try to educate guys as best we can and give them the information. And then they get to make the decision for themselves,” LaFleur said, according to PackersNews.com.