Aaron Rodgers will likely avoid suspension, return to play Seahawks

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In the aftermath of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID-19 and being ruled out for Week 9, speculation arose as to whether he would receive a suspension from the NFL and potentially stay out for Green Bay’s Week 10 contest against the Seattle Seahawks. Rodgers claimed to be “immunized” from COVID-19 before the season but recently admitted in an interview with Pat McAfee that he is unvaccinated.

However, NFL insider Jay Glazer reported that the league issues fines to players and teams for violating COVID-19 protocol but does not suspend them for it.

It appears that a massive fine would be the worst-case scenario for the Packers’ veteran quarterback, and he will be able to return from the COVID-19/Reserve list in time to play Seattle if he remains asymptomatic, as his 10-day isolation period will end the day before the game, on November 13.

The Seahawks are currently on their bye week sitting at 3-5 and seek to build on a 31-7 thrashing of the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. There is a chance that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could return to the field for Week 10, but turning the season around will be an uphill battle for Seattle regardless of their franchise quarterback’s status.

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