Rodgers joins fellow players who want grass on NFL fields
Ricky Gray | November 16, 2022
The Packers QB is one of several players making their feelings known.
Aaron Rodgers, a future Hall of Fame quarterback and current QB for the Green Bay Packers believe it’s time to switch to all grass on NFL fields.
The only way for this to happen is for the league to issue a mandate stating that each field must be all grass and not turf.
Rodgers said: “No, honestly, I don't have a lot of confidence when it comes to the league making that decision without some sort of big vote and gripes from certain owners who don't want to spend the money.”
Rodgers has never shied away from criticizing the NFL and is notorious for targeting current NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Back in 2021, Rodgers was also against the expansion of the regular season to 17 games.
He added: “[Expanding to 17 games] was about monetary gains, so this would be putting your money where your mouth is if player safety is important.”
He’s not the only player feeling this way, however, as several players have come forward criticizing the field conditions and wanting to switch to all grass.
The NFL, however, has stated the rate of noncontact knee injuries, ankle injuries, and foot injuries are roughly the same on natural and artificial grass.
Rodgers continued: “I do think it's time to go all grass throughout the league. I think you would see less of these noncontact injuries that we see on some of the surfaces, and I think that it'd be a good step in the right direction towards player safety to make the requirement for every field to be grass.”