Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com claims Packers general manager Ted Thompson made the final call on whether quarterback Aaron Rodgers was going to play this week.
The final decision rests with general manager Ted Thompson based on the information provided by team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie, although McCarthy and Rodgers at least are involved in the conversation.
Thompson was not available for comment, a team spokesman said Friday.
Demovsky even wonders whether Thompson doesn’t believe this year’s team is good enough to win a Super Bowl right now.
Part of the decision is weighing the risk of Rodgers getting re-injured with the reward that he could provide upon his return.
It’s worth wondering if Thompson doesn’t think the reward is great enough. Translation: Maybe he doesn’t think this is a Super Bowl-contending team with or without Rodgers.
If this is the case, Thompson is much more worried about next season and whether Rodgers will be healthy and ready to go.