Is Rodgers leaving the Packers?
The Green Bay Packers just missed out on a spot in the Super Bowl. Now, with the departure of their star quarterback, the next setback could follow.
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Aaron Rodgers was asked about expiring player contracts after the 26-31 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also commented on his own future.
Aaron Rodgers: Future with Green Bay Packers uncertain
While he has formed special bonds with numerous players, “the future of some guys is uncertain,” Rodgers said at the postgame press conference, adding, “Mine, too.”
Asked what’s next after the defeat, the 37-year-old replied, “I don’t know, I really don’t know.” He said he needs to “just take some time off to clear my head and see where we go from here.”
The Packers may have drafted a potential replacement in Jordan Love in the 2020 draft, but Head Coach Matt LaFleur still wants his captain to stay on board: “I fervently hope he comes back.”
Rodgers, who has played for the Green Bay Packers since 2005, has a contract remaining through 2024. He would earn $23.22 million in the 2021 season, but after that the contract includes an opt-out option. In 2022 and 2023, Rodgers would collect $25.5 million as a base salary.
In 2010, the veteran won Super Bowl XLV. He was also voted NFL MVP in 2011 and 2014, and Super Bowl MVP in 2010.