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APC Podcast, 12/19: Aaron Rodgers should sit out the rest of 2018

With playoff hopes dashed, what are the benefits to starting Aaron Rodgers?

In a game that really summed up the season nicely, the Green Bay Packers were stymied by the Chicago Bears and their smothering defense. The 24-17 defeat dropped the Packers to a 5-8-1 record, effectively ending their season by mathematically eliminating them from the playoff conversation. Aaron Rodgers and company continued their season-long trend of out-of-synch offense, missing on the little details that define the fine line between winning and losing in the ultra competitive NFL.

With two games of essentially meaningless football left to play, attention now turns to the roster — more specifically, what will Joe Philbin do with Aaron Rodgers? Aaron Jones was placed on IR this week with an injury that we assume would be a week-to-week situation during a playoff run. So what’s the benefit of playing our aging star quarterback at this point? Stubborn pride? Reps with young wide receivers like Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown? For every reason to play Aaron Rodgers, we can find two reasons not to. The official podcast consensus is that Aaron Rodgers should sit. What do you think?

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