As it turns out, Roy Robertson-Harris broke Aaron Rodgers leg in week one.
Aaron Rodgers has been in the news lately, and not for the right reasons.
Last week, Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report wrote a scathing piece on Rodgers and Mike McCarthy’s relationship. It painted Rodgers in an ugly light. One of someone who is entitled, difficult to work with, and the relationship with McCarthy was contentious to say the least.
To nobody’s surprise, Rodgers chose to end his silence and speak out with ESPN Milwaukee about that article. He responded to the piece calling most of the players quoted “irrelevant” and others having an “agenda.” He also said Dunne wrote the article to advance his career.
Rodgers also let another nugget out. If we all recall, Rodgers was hurt in week one against the Chicago Bears when he was running for his life against the Bears’ pass rush and Roy Robertson-Harris busted through the line and sacked him.
Rodgers had to leave the game, he came back, and let’s pretend we don’t remember what happened. Rodgers continued to play on his injured knee and everyone assumed that he had a sprained MCL.
Rodgers confirmed the sprained MCL but also let this piece of information out:
Look, as much as Bears fans may loathe Aaron Rodgers, nobody ever has called him a wimp. Rodgers showed some serious toughness playing through that injury throughout the season and who knows how much that affected him last year.
Rodgers playing with a fracture in his leg in an impressive amount of toughness. It will be curious this year to see if Rodgers’ down season (for him) was about him getting older and being not quite as sharp as he was during the peak of his career, or a guy who was genuinely playing quarterback with a broken leg.
That question should be answered in week one at Soldier Field when the Bears and Packers square off to kick off the NFL’s 100th season.