Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) will play today against the Seattle Seahawks 11 days after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Rodgers, who is unvaccinated, was activated to play on Sunday. Meanwhile, NBA superstar Kyrie Irving, who is also unvaccinated, is forced to sit out the season.
Rodgers was not sick and spent most of his 10-day quarantine working out and staying in great shape.
The Packers were fined $300,000 and Rodgers was fined $14,000 for violating the NFL's COVID protocol.
Rodgers will face Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson who is also coming off the injured reserve list with a fractured finger on his throwing hand.
Russell's wife Ciara Wilson shared this Instagram photo of Russell flexing his muscles following surgery on his right hand just four weeks ago.
Russell had a pin inserted in his right middle finger. His swift recovery surprised his surgeon and the Seahawks.
Ironically, the news is not so good for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, aka Big Ben.
Roethlisberger, who is fully vaccinated, will not play on Sunday after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Roethlisberger fell ill and reported his Covid-19 symptoms to the Steelers prior to testing positive.
Twitter had a field day comparing the two Covid-infected quarterbacks.
One Twitter user wrote: "Wait What But the vaccine Either it WORKS or it DOESN"T Apparently not! Seems to be happening quite frequently with those who have gotten the shots."
A second user wrote: "There's people actually upset that Rodgers didn't die of Covid."
And a third person tweeted, "A fully vaccinated Ben Roethlisberger missing today's game due to Covid completes the idiocracy loop."
Ben Roethlisberger out with covid- vaccinated.
Aaron Rogers was out with covid- unvaccinated
What’s the difference??
— Kidneyking (@LandryDwight) November 14, 2021
The vaccine conversation is so complicated and layered. Big Ben vaxxed. Aaron Rodgers not vaxxed. Both miss a game.
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) November 14, 2021
I want to wake up in an America where Aaron Rodgers isn’t quarterbacking today.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 14, 2021
Ben Roethlisberger has covid, he's vaccinated, still isn't playing... nothings changed, so why is Aaron Roger's being demonized again?
— US Army Veteran (@NcVeteran) November 14, 2021
Now that Ben Roethlisberger is out with COVID, the recent past tells me that this is all we are allowed to talk about for the next week.
— Martÿ Smith ESPN (@PartyMarty_12) November 14, 2021
@stephenasmith you let Aaron Rodgers off the hook easy but you go off on Kyrie very hard if a black man would of did what Aaron Rodgers did you would of creamed him on social media and stop saying you speak for the black community
— Terrence Lightfoot (@terrencelight6) November 14, 2021
Ew whee are the lefties mad that Aaron Rodgers fully recovered from COVID 19 and he gets to play today?
— ??U.S.A. ?? and proud of it ??®? (@LouisianaDad985) November 14, 2021
The backstory: #Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger self-reported symptoms to the team, took a test and was positive for COVID-19, source said. A great example of a player doing the right thing and preventing spread. Tough to self-report but a strong leadership move overall.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2021