If the Packers' defense struggles against Green Bay's scout team offense, they have a legitimate excuse, and that excuse is that Aaron Rodgers has been running the scout team this week.

Although Rodgers hasn't been medically cleared for contact yet, he's been allowed to practice since December 1 and the Packers have definitely taken advantage of that this week by letting him run the scout team. Coach Mike McCarthy explained on Monday why it's a big deal to get Rodgers on the field even though he's not eligible to play in this week's game against the Browns.

"It's important for him to feel the pass rush and get acclimated," McCarthy said, via the Packers' official website.

Rodgers was throwing passes on Wednesday, and apparently, everyone at Packers practice was pretty impressed at what he was able to do.

"He looks like himself," wide receiver Jordy Nelson said, via ESPN.com.

The man who's currently keeping Rodgers' seat warm, Brett Hundley, was also impressed with Rodgers' showing on Wednesday.

"He throws the ball unlike any I've ever seen. Still slinging it," Hundley said.

Rodgers hasn't played since he broke his collarbone in a 23-10 loss to the Vikings on October 15. Rodgers underwent surgery four days after he suffered the injury, and the Packers quarterback later told Conan O'Brien that it took 13 screws to repair his collarbone.