What can we expect from Aaron Rodgers?
Rodgers missed nearly two months with a crack in his collar bone. It's not crazy to think that the layoff, combined with lingering concerns about the injury, would lead to the Packers taking a safer approach in their game plan.
"To me, that goes back to the decision," McCarthy said Friday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "If we were thinking that way, the decision wouldn't be what it is. The decision's been made. Obviously it was a thorough one. And it's time for Aaron to play.
"We're going to cut him loose and we're going to go play. We're going to play to win."
Fair enough, but this is where the presence of Eddie Lacy is especially precious. The running back -- a favorite for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award -- will play a key role in Rodgers' assimilation process.
Rodgers doesn't have to be the star Sunday. The Bears are the ideal opponent in the quarterback's first game back.