During the offensive fireworks against the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL icon Aaron Rodgers suffered a painful rib injury. In the second half, the Green Bay Packers playmaker had to go. But he wants to be in the pocket again this weekend.

    Aaron Rodgers definitely chose the wrong profession. With his tough qualities, the 38-year-old would have made an excellent boxer.

    He has been playing with a broken thumb since week 5. However, he does not think about taking a break. The additional rib injury at 33:40 against the Eagles didn’t influence his decision either.

    “I got good news from the scans yesterday, so I’m planning on playing this week,” Rodgers declared almost defiantly on The Pat McAfee Show. The match against the Chicago Bears, one of three remaining divisional duels, is of enormous importance for the cheeseheads.

    Rodgers also has a special relationship with his arch-rival from Chi-town. He won 24 of 29 games against the Bears.

    His farewell words before the game against his favorite opponent are therefore not surprising: “We will travel to one of my favorite places in Chicago and hopefully win big, go to bye week and get well.”

    NFL talent Jordan Love shone against the Eagles

    The fact that the Packers continue to rely on their battered leader will particularly upset his backup Jordan Love.

    The 2020 first-round pick has been building for over two years as the successor to the great Aaron Rodgers. However, he rarely comes into play.

    In the process, Love has repeatedly hinted at its potential. When he took over for Rodgers last weekend, he completed six of his nine passes for 113 yards. On his first drive, he fired a 63-yard missile at wide receiver Christian Watson, culminating in a touchdown.

    “He really did a good job,” even praised head coach Matt LeFleur, who confirmed, however, that Rodgers and not Love will lead the Packers’ offense again in Chicago.