Aaron Rodgers is open to the idea of shutting himself down for the remainder of the season if the Green Bay Packers are eliminated from playoff contention.

Rodgers will start on Sunday against the Chicago Bears despite dealing with thumb and rib injuries.

Green Bay is on the edge of playoff contention at 4-8.

"Look, I'd love to finish the season out, but I understand this is a business and there's a lot of us kind of older guys who play a decent amount and they might want to see some younger guys play," Rodgers said.

"Hopefully we don't have to have that conversation. But if that conversation comes up, I'll approach that with an open mind and without any bitterness or resentment. Obviously, like I said, I want to win out and we don't have to have those conversations. I understand if we don't that's a possibility to have that conversation."