The NFL ought to think about scrapping the fourth and final preseason game.
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to take on the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time, but a report published late Wednesday from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky confirms Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, among other starters, won’t even make the trip to Kansas City.
Rodgers signed a new deal worth between $176 million and $180 million earlier in the day Wednesday.
Demovsky: Not only did Aaron Rodgers sign his contract extension on Wednesday, but he also got out of going to Kansas City for tomorrow’s preseason finale. The Packers let Rodgers and many of the starters who aren’t going to play stay home, per multiple sources.
As he does every year, head coach Andy Reid will be resting the Chiefs’ starters, including Patrick Mahomes, Thursday night.
The Packers’ decision comes after a third Chiefs preseason game in which Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy rested nearly half his team.
If this trend continues, the NFL will have to address what to do about a seemingly unwatchable preseason.