GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love, who took the most midweek reps while Aaron Rodgers treats and rests his broken pinkie toe, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
The team made the announcement the day players returned to the facility from their farewell week. Love, who has said he has been vaccinated, is said to have been part of the group of players tested on their return for their week off. Unvaccinated players who have not had COVID in the past 90 days would have been tested daily during the bye.
Love has only taken one game since his Nov. 7 start against the Kansas City Chiefs, the game Aaron Rodgers missed while on the COVID roster. It was a knee-jerk action against the Vikings on Nov. 21, when Rodgers went into the locker room shortly before halftime to have his toe treated.
However, Love did all of the starting quarterback’s practice duties leading up to the November 28 game against the Rams.
Rodgers chose not to have surgery on his toe during farewell week, but coach Matt LaFleur was unwilling to say whether Rodgers would practice much or not at all this week prior to Sunday night’s game against the Chicago Bears.
“I know he was under treatment and doing everything he could to be 100 percent,” LaFleur said Monday. “I still think it’s a process like anything, and we’ll see where he stands this week. Hopefully we can get him there in training, but if not, we’re very confident in just his ability to Go out there and play at a high level.”
The only other quarterback the Packers have is Kurt Benkert, who is on the practice team. He was also on the COVID list this season, but returned to the team on November 15.