There is a chance that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes back this season, and it appears that he is taking steps to get back onto the field.
The Packers play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, and Rodgers was on the field during warm-ups throwing the football, per the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Jim Matthews.
— Jim Matthews (@jmatthe79) November 26, 2017
Rodgers went down during the first half of the Packers Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with a broken collarbone in his throwing shoulder. He was placed on injured reserve and is eligible to return to the field Dec. 17 against the Carolina Panthers.
The Packers are 5-5, and when it comes to the NFC playoff picture, they are on the outside looking in. A prime-time road game against the 8-2 Steelers will probably not help their playoff chances.
If the Packers could sneak into a wild-card spot, it would absolutely be worth bringing Rodgers back to potentially win a Super Bowl
However, the NFC is an extremely competitive conference this season. The New Orleans Saints (8-2) and Atlanta Falcons (7-4) would be the wild-card teams if the playoffs began next Sunday. The Packers are also behind the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions for a wild-card berth.
Unless they beat the Steelers, they should probably shut Rodgers down for the season.