With the latest Aaron Rodgers update, the Chiefs get a break in their Week 9 matchup.


With the latest Aaron Rodgers update, the Chiefs get a break in their Week 9 matchup.

In the aftermath of news involving star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 9 showdown against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium just got a little easier.

According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and has been ruled out of the game against Kansas City.

Aaron Rodgers, the #Packers’ quarterback, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s game against the #Chiefs, according to sources.

November 3, 2021 — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)

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Vaccinated or unvaccinated, Rodgers?

Following the news, there was a lot of confusion. Why? Because being ruled out thus early in the week suggests Rodgers is unvaccinated, the requirements for his return to activity will be significantly more stringent. Rodgers, on the other hand, declared on August 26 that he was “immunized,” which means he’s been vaccinated according to the CDC’s definition.

On August 26th, Aaron Rodgers was questioned explicitly if he had been vaccinated. Here’s the footage.


November 3, 2021 Chancellor Johnson (@ChancellorTV)

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Rodgers is unvaccinated.

According to me and @MikeGarafolo, #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is unvaccinated. That’s why he won’t play against the #Chiefs on Sunday.

November 3, 2021 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)

Furthermore, Rapoport stated that when inside the Packers’ facility, Rodgers followed regulations for unvaccinated players.

Aaron Rodgers has been following protocols for unvaccinated players when inside the building, according to my understanding. https://t.co/g5xyjDZ6uL

November 3, 2021 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky also revealed how the NFL has categorized Rodgers as unvaccinated since the start of the season. After having an alternative treatment, Rodgers petitioned to be treated the same as immunized players.

“Sources informed ESPN that Rodgers, 37, petitioned the NFL for an alternate therapy before returning to the Packers that would allow him to be treated the same as someone who had had one of the allowed vaccinations.” Nokia News – Quick Recap


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