Aaron Rodgers reacts to roughing the passer call on Chiefs’ Chris Jones

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers performs quarterback, because of this he’s accustomed to being hit by means of defensive linemen.

But the reigning NFL MVP mentioned the arguable roughing the passer call in opposition to Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones in Monday’s sport in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders reminds him how difficult a defender’s activity has turn out to be.

“I don’t know what else Chris Jones can do on that play. And that would not be a call that I’d be begging to get,” Rodgers mentioned throughout his weekly look on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday.


FILE - Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers

FILE – Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers
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The questionable call came about throughout the 2nd quarter as quarterback Derek Carr used to be main the Raiders down the box to upload to their lead when Jones were given to him and seemed to combat the ball away with 1:07 ultimate in the part. Upon additional replay, Jones appeared to have secured the ball as each avid gamers went to the floor.

But referee Carl Cheffers flagged Jones for roughing the passer, which negated a possible drive-ending play and gave the Raiders a recent set of downs. The call is in keeping with referees reputedly paying extra shut consideration this season to defenders touchdown on most sensible of quarterbacks with their frame weight.

Jones did land on most sensible of Carr, however he appeared to use his left arm in an strive to stay a few of his weight from totally touchdown on the quarterback.

“From the ref’s point of view, it probably looked like that initially, and when you look at the replay, it’s a whole different thing,” Jones mentioned after the sport.

The Chiefs went on to defeat the Raiders, 30-29. But the roughing the passer calls proceed to be a polarizing subject throughout the league.


Rodgers went on to give his thoughts about which type of hits on quarterbacks should be taken into account as it relates to roughing calls.

“The things I think are the most important are the shots to the head. That’s the maximum essential factor. It’s the pictures to the head and the pointless roughness ones the place a man doesn’t have to pick out you up and throw you down or the two- or three-step pictures,” Rodgers mentioned.

Another arguable roughing call came about Sunday throughout the Atlanta Falcons-Tampa Bay Buccaneers sport when Falcons defensive take on Grady Jarrett sacked Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

Referee Jerome Boger later doubled down on his call.

“What I had was the defender grabbed the quarterback while he was still in the pocket and unnecessarily throwing him to the ground,” Boger instructed a pool reporter after the sport. “That is what I was making my decision based upon.”

Grady Jarrett of the Atlanta Falcons sacks Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 9, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.

Grady Jarrett of the Atlanta Falcons sacks Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throughout the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 9, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
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Buccaneers head trainer Todd Bowles referenced the contemporary hit in opposition to Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

“I saw that one being called. I saw it against Tua when he got hit, and in the London game this morning,” Bowles mentioned. “I think they are starting to crack down on some of the things, slinging backs. I don’t know. Right now, the way they are calling [it], I think a lot of people would’ve gotten that call.”


Tagovailoa got here up stumbling after being hit in the first part of the Dolphins’ Week 3 sport in opposition to the Buffalo Bills. He later returned in the 2nd part and completed enjoying in the sport. Four days later in Week 4, Tagovailoa used to be thrown to the floor throughout a Thursday evening sport in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals and suffered head and neck accidents.

Tagovailoa didn’t play in the workforce’s Week 5 sport in opposition to the New York Jets and has been dominated out of Sundays’ sport in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings. He did go back to follow in a restricted capability on Wednesday.

Prior to the get started of the NFL’s video games for Week 5, the league and the NFLPA carried out new concussion protocols.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers eludes the rush during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers eludes the rush throughout the first part in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona.
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According to a document from the Associated Press, the roughing the passer rule can be mentioned throughout the NFL house owners assembly subsequent week.

Any attainable adjustments can be treated by means of the league’s festival committee. The NFL does now not be expecting to put in force any roughing laws adjustments throughout the 2022 season.


Rodgers does now not need the league to make roughing the passer calls reviewable.

“I don’t think it’s to go down the road of reviewing it. I think we might end up with the same spot as pass interference where there’s gray areas and then one call changes the trajectory of all other calls that fit under that standard,” Rodgers mentioned.

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