The good news is he qualifies for a medical hardship. The senior has never redshirted and he will have not played in 30 percent of the Beavers games this year, which is required for the waiver.
If Rodgers opts to seek the waiver, that might inspire his younger brother, junior running back Jacquizz Rodgers, to return for his senior year instead of entering the NFL draft.
The Beavers are presently only starting two seniors on offense (not including Rodgers): center Alex Linnenkohl and tight end Brady Camp.
The Rodgers brothers paired with QB Ryan Katz in his second year as a starter is an intriguing possibility.