Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons Resting Aaron Rodgers Was Brilliant

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Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons Resting Aaron Rodgers Was Brilliant
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The Green Bay Packers made the right move by benching Aaron Rodgers in Week 17. With the top seed for the NFC playoffs already locked up, they had nothing to gain and everything to lose.

Any decision should be evaluated based on whether the possible gains outweigh the possible losses. In this case, it's easy to quantify the possible loss (a Rodgers injury would cripple the Packers in the playoffs), but very difficult to quantify any possible gain (momentum? Rhythm?).

In a situation like that, it's always best to play it safe.

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