In the video above, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter discusses how the Packers will determine whether Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday, will play against the Patriots in their upcoming Sunday night matchup.
"The Packers are going to put him through all the battery of tests this week before he's cleared to play again,” Schefter says. “They play in New England on Sunday. You have to wonder whether Aaron Rodgers is going to be out there.
“If he gets cleared they’ll put him out there. But at some point maybe it’s best to pull back, let him rest, let him heal, make sure he’s fully healthy -- which they will do anyway -- before he gets the chance to play again.”
If Rodgers can’t play, would the Packers try to sign a quarterback or will they go with backup Matt Flynn, who was 15 of 26 for 177 yards and an interception in a loss to the Lions, on Sunday night against the Patriots?
“There’s not a lot teams can do right now,” Schefter says. “Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback [if Rodgers can’t go].”
This will be one to follow for the Patriots this week. The Packers are obviously a much different team without Rodgers, as demonstrated in their 7-3 loss to the Lions on Sunday.