Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are two weeks into the 2022 NFL season and sit with a 1-1 record. With a huge Week 3 matchup on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady, everyone is waiting to see exactly what the Packers are made of this year. One major question still hanging over the heads of every Packers fan is regarding the future of Rodgers.
Over the last couple of years, there have been a ton of rumblings and rumors about Rodgers’ future. At one point, many expected him to be traded, but that possibility has been put to rest by the Packers and their superstar quarterback agreeing to terms on a new contract. Now, there are questions about when Rodgers will retire.
Prior to facing off against the ageless wonder in Brady, Rodgers made some telling comments about his NFL future.
“I won’t be, I’ll be doing something else,” Rodgers said, via Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal. “I have a lot of other interests outside the game. Game’s been really, really good to me. I feel I’ve given my all to the game. At some point, it’ll be time to do something else, and I strongly believe that’ll be before 45.”
Well, there goes the dreams of many Packers’ fans. Rodgers is still playing at an incredibly elite level and has won back-to-back MVP’s. However, he does seem to look forward to his future after football.
So far this season through two games, Rodgers has completed 69.5 percent of his pass attempts for 429 yards, two touchdowns, and one interceptions. Those numbers aren’t great, but the loss of Davante Adams has put the Green Bay offense into rebuild mode.
Rodgers is trying to make the most of his current wide receiver corps. Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb, and Allen Lazard are his top three options. He also has two talented rookie wideouts in Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
This is without question the most challenging season that Rodgers has faced in years. But, he is extremely positive and has stepped up in a big way as a teammate and a leader.
Expect to continue hearing rumblings about when Aaron Rodgers will choose to retire. Only he knows, but it doesn’t sound like he is planning to follow in Tom Brady’s footsteps of playing into his mid-40’s at this point in time.