Aaron Rodgers vs. Patrick Mahomes will now not happen — at least not this week — ’cause the Packers star has contracted coronavirus and is now out of Green Bay’s game against the Chiefs.
Rodgers tested positive Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, and told teammates just minutes ago that he’d be missing Sunday’s tilt with K.C.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added the quarterback is not vaccinated — and that’s why he’s already been ruled out of the weekend matchup.
Much-hyped backup Jordan Love — who the team took in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft — is expected to start in Rodgers’ place.
Rodgers hasn’t missed a regular-season start for Green Bay since the 2017 season. In 8 games for this year, he piled up 16 passing TDs and just 6 INTs.
The Packers have been rocked by COVID recently … just last week, they were without top wideouts Davante Adams and Allen Lazard due to positive tests.