#Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers WILL start Sunday vs. Bears, according to a source.
— Paul Imig (@Paulimig) December 26, 2013
Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback who broke his collarbone in early November, will reportedly make his long-awaited return in week 17 against the Chicago Bears according to FOX Sports Wisconsin’s Paul Imig. Rodgers and the Packers waited until the last possible minute and now it appears Rodgers is back just in time to maybe take the Packers to the playoffs. At 7-7-1, a win over the 8-7 Bears on Sunday would win the NFC North.
Update: It’s official. Mike McCarthy announced during his Thursday press conference that Rodgers will start against the Bears.
The Packers started the season 5-2, but lost to the Bears in the game Rodgers was injured during. Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien were unsuccessful under center, but a heroic 2-2-1 run with Matt Flynn somehow kept the Packers in the playoff “chase.”
Meanwhile, there has been no official word from the Packers and most beat writers and reporters are being very careful with their words.
Aaron Rodgers took 1st rep in every drill during open part of practice. Those usually go to the starter but we didn’t see 11on11s. #Packers
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 26, 2013
Previously: Report: Aaron Rodgers “Would Be Lucky” to Start Next Week, Might Get Shut Down
Previously: Aaron Rodgers: Packers’ Playoff Chances Likely Depend on Him Returning by Thanksgiving
Previously: Aaron Rodgers Has a Fractured Collarbone, According to a Report [UPDATE]