Miller's Minute: Rodgers a Brown?
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Cleveland Browns have finally solved their quarterback problem. They're picking up Aaron Rodgers since the Packers were forced to put him on waivers after their game with the Lions.
By the letter of the NFL law, that's how it should be. But because he's Aaron Rodgers, and presumably because it's the Packers, it won't work out that way.
On December 17th , Rodgers returned from his broken collarbone but the Packers lost to the Carolina Panthers, eliminating Green Bay from the playoffs.
With no reason to play him, the team put the All-Pro QB back on injured reserve. Problem is, to do that, they must signify a new major injury that requires six weeks on IR.
Otherwise, it's considered a "minor" injury and after two weeks, he's supposed to be waived when healthy. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy defiantly said the team did nothing wrong, but many other teams are calling out the Pack and the league on not catching the protocol, and now, not enforcing it.
Green Bay not only doesn't suffer from the screw up, they benefit, by protecting another spot on the roster.
At minimum, the Packers should be fined and penalized a draft pick.
What's more likely to happen, if anything, is the NFL changes the rule.