Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. The NFL has considered Rodgers as unvaccinated since the start of the season.
Under league protocol, if Rodgers tests positive and is unvaccinated, he must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and cannot return until Nov. 13 at the earliest, if he remains asymptomatic.
Rodgers, 37, petitioned the NFL to have an alternate treatment that he underwent before he returned to the Packers that would allow him to be considered the same as someone who received one of the approved vaccinations, sources told ESPN.
Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19, as @TomPelissero reported. He’s out Sunday vs. Chiefs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2021
Allegedly, Aaron Rodgers lied about being vaccinated and repeatedly violated protocols that would have applied if he weren’t.
If true, he should be suspended for the rest of the season. Or more.
If he lied to play this season and imperiled others, that better come with a ban. https://t.co/iAHANNCkag
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 3, 2021
Aaron Rodgers showing the Packers his vaccination card pic.twitter.com/E5EFpW5Nm9
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) November 3, 2021
Aaron Rodgers getting vaccinated pic.twitter.com/nFofDQqJ1K
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 3, 2021
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 3, 2021