Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out This Week: Report

by Thad Mitchell
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The COVID-19 virus has claimed another victim in the sports world as NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers tests positive.

Aaron Rodgers’ team, the Green Bay Packers, will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a key weekend matchup. Reports of Aaron Rodgers testing positive for the coronavirus began to emerge on Wednesday. The Packers confirmed that their star quarterback did indeed test positive for the deadly virus. The team also confirms that Rodgers will not play this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers are likely to roll with 2020 first-round pick and Aaron Rodgers’ backup Jordan Love as their starting quarterback. It is unknown how much time Rodgers will miss as he battles the illness. It is likely that the star quarterback will be on the COVID-19 reserve list in the near future.

NFL fans are bummed out that they won’t get to see two of the game’s best gunslinger duel this weekend. Aaron Rodgers is having another fantastic year, playing at an MVP level once again at 37-years-old. He has the Packers’ offense humming and they are currently 7-1 on the season and are looking like a real contender in the NFC this year. Rodgers has been playing fantastic as of late and is putting together one of his best years. Like a fine wine, it seems Aaron Rodgers only gets better with age. Most NFL players, especially quarterbacks, are retired by the age of 37. But not Aaron Rodgers, who will actually turn 38 next month. On the season he has passed for more than 1,800 yards and has tossed 17 interceptions to just three interceptions. The Packers will certainly miss their quarterback and leader as they battle the Chiefs. Jordan Love, who will likely start the contest, has played on sparingly in his second season.

Aaron Rodgers Will Miss Showdown With Patrick Mahomes

You can’t blame football fans for feeling a little bit of disappointment with Rodgers missing the game. It is a game that many NFL watchers had circled on their calendars as a must-watch.

On the other sideline, occupied by the Kansas City Chiefs, is another superstar quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes are widely considered to be two of the best quarterbacks the game has ever seen. Both are likely to have busts inside the NFL Hall of Fame in the future.

Mahomes and Chiefs are not having the kind of year that many expected. They have struggled mightily on defense and the offense can’t seem to find any rhythm. Many picked the Chiefs to make a run at the Super Bowl once again but that sit at 4-4 on the season. That puts them in third place in the AFC West. Mahomes is having a solid year but has an uncharacteristic 10 interceptions through eight games. He only threw six interceptions through all of last year.