NFL Exec Makes Bold Claim About Aaron Rodgers’ Future

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There are going to be a lot of eyes on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this off-season. He said that he is going to take some time to decide what his future holds as speculation has run rampant about what he will decide to do.

Following the team’s Week 18 game against the Detroit Lions, rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams asked Aaron Rodgers if he would swap jerseys. His response riled people up as he said he was going to be holding onto this one, insinuating that it could possibly be his last game at Lambeau Field as a Packer.

Each of the last few offseasons there has been plenty of discussion about Aaron Rodgers’ future. It looked like he was going to force his way out of town eventually after the team traded up and selected quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. 

That seemed to light a fire under Aaron Rodgers, as he won the MVP award two consecutive seasons after that. But, any chance of him departing seemed to go by the wayside when he agreed to a massive extension during the 2022 offseason.

At this point, retirement seems like a more realistic option than Aaron Rodgers playing elsewhere in 2023, but things can quickly change. However, there is one NFL executive that spoke to NFL Analysis Network that doesn’t believe he will be going anywhere this offseason.

“Aaron Rodgers isn’t going anywhere. He still wants to play with the Packers, and they’re going to make moves to keep him. I think Green Bay will be right back in the hunt with Rodgers leading the way next season.”

If Aaron Rodgers opted to step away from football, he would be turning down $60 million. Even for someone that has made as much money as he has throughout his career, that is a lot of money to turn down.

That is certainly an appealing reason to come back to Green Bay as is how strongly they finished the season. The Packers went on a four-game winning streak to keep their season alive near the end of the season before losing in Week 18 to the Lions. Had they won that game, they would have qualified for the postseason.

It will take some salary cap gymnastics, but the Packers need to continue upgrading the roster around Aaron Rodgers. The end-of-season run showed that this is a team that can make some noise when playing up to their potential. 

Bringing in an established weapon in the passing game would go a long way to getting this offense back on track and enticing Aaron Rodgers to come back for at least one more season.

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