With the recent news of Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID-19, the Green Bay Packers will be without their star quarterback against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rodgers is not vaccinated, which means he must sit out for at least 10 days.
According to Ryan Wood, Aaron Jones was asked about Aaron Rodgers’ and his decision to not receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Jones was not going to fall for that trap, as he stuck by his teammate and had his back regardless of the situation, claiming that Rodgers is, “100 percent committed to this team.”
Aaron Jones was then asked if he knew that the Packers’ quarterback was unvaccinated. His answer was, “That’s not for me to say. I believe that’s HIPPA,” per Justis Mosqueda.
The NFL has considered Rodgers as unvaccinated since the start of the season. The 37-year-old had an alternate treatment prior to the start of training camp, so he petitioned the NFL for that treatment to allow him to be considered the same as someone who received one of the approved vaccinations. The back and forth went on for awhile, but it was ultimately ruled that he would not get the same consideration and would be considered unvaccinated.
Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, said this past August that he was “immunized” when asked about his vaccination status.
“You know, there’s a lot of conversation around it, around the league, and a lot of guys who have made statements and not made statements, owners who have made statements,” Rodgers said at the time. “There’s guys on the team that haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to judge those guys. There are guys that’ve been vaccinated that have contracted COVID. It’s an interesting issue that I think we’re going to see played out the entire season.”
He later added: “I think I like to learn about everything that I’m doing, and there was a lot of research that even went into that. But like I said, there’s been people that have tested positive, and I think it’s only vaccinated people here. It’s going to be interesting to see how things work moving forward. Obviously there could be some issues with vaccinated people only testing every couple weeks and then non-vaccinated testing every day.”
The NFL on Wednesday said there were “aware of the current situation in Green Bay” and would be reviewing the matter with the Packers.