When asked if Rodgers would need to practice at all this week in order to play Sunday he simply replied:
If Rodgers is unable to go, DeShone Kizer would have a chance to make his Packers starting debut. The 22-year-old second year player posted a 42.9 quarterback rating, turning the ball over twice in three possessions in his brief appearance on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Kizer also led the league with 22 interceptions last season as the starter for the Cleveland Browns.
"You can't play quarterback, period, if you don't take care of the football," McCarthy said. "It's a tremendous strength of Aaron Rodgers and how he plays the position. DeShone definitely needs to learn from those two plays."
Kizer says he would love a chance to lead the Packers out of the tunnel, but he has a larger goal in mind.
"I want to win a Super Bowl," Kizer said. I think that obviously we have the best player in the league in our locker room and if he's ready to go, I'm looking forward to cheering him on and doing whatever I can to help him but it's also my duty and my job to make sure I'm ready to go just in case he's not."