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Adam Schefter Drops Big-Time Aaron Rodgers Update


Aaron Rodgers swore he’d never be anything like Brett Favre when he finally became the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. In a crazy twist of fate, their careers have become shockingly similar. Favre won only a single Super Bowl, came up short in the playoffs every year after that and became more focused on personal achievements as he got older. Then he started flirting with retirement. It was an annual saga fans quickly grew tired of. Sure enough, the same is happening with Rodgers. People once again wonder if the future Hall of Famer with return for another year or retire. Adam Schefter thinks a third option is in play.

He stated on ESPN that there is a very real possibility Rodgers will be traded this off-season, provided Green Bay can find a taker for his massive contract. After an 8-9 finish, the Packers have several roster questions. Rodgers is 39 years old. The team is running out of time to determine whether former 1st round pick Jordan Love can be their quarterback of the future or not. With the team going backward, it might be time to finally say goodbye. Of course, much of this depends on if Rodgers intends to keep playing.

Aaron Rodgers’ options might be somewhat limited.

His cap hit in 2023 will be a substantial $31 million. Only six teams currently have enough projected cap space to take on that deal. That doesn’t include the Chicago Bears. Cincinnati has Joe Burrow, so they’re out. That leaves the Falcons, Giants, Texans, Patriots, and Seahawks as possible contenders. New York has a big decision to make on Daniel Jones, who is a free agent. The same goes for Seattle and Geno Smith. Houston has the #2 overall pick. It’s more like they’ll draft a quarterback.

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When looking at the landscape, Atlanta and New England might be his two best shots. Other teams like the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans are worth watching if they can clear up the space. Either way, the outlook is clear. While there is still a possibility Aaron Rodgers stays in Green Bay, the odds are better than ever that he’s played his last down in green and gold. It is somewhat fitting since his last-ever pass for them might be that ugly interception against Detroit to kill their playoff hopes.


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Jan 23, 2023 3:03 pm

I am a diehard Packers fan. Have lived in Green Bay all my life. I hope Rodgers does not return in 2023. He has become incredibly self centered & full of himself. He does not have the “right” to tell management who to keep & who to let goin free agency. All he cares about is winning MVPs-doesn’t care about winning a Super Bowl for his team & fans. Maybe he realizes he totally chokes in big playoff games. I think he should take his millions & go to Peru & continue on his quest to “find himself”.

Jan 23, 2023 2:38 pm

Only way A-Rodgers doesn’t finish in Green Bay is they find a trade partner that wants to take on a huge massive contract for a 39 yr old QB. If Green Bay wants it to happen they’d have to provide some massive cash relief to offset.

Ralph Law
Ralph Law
Jan 23, 2023 12:13 pm

Good riddance. Apparently, Mr. SelfiCentered wants to finish in central California. One of the 49ers player stated, “We don’t want him…we have three QBs who are better.”

Gator Joe
Jan 22, 2023 4:08 pm

Arizona could trade for him in a QB swap, right?

Big Mark
Big Mark
Jan 22, 2023 2:44 pm

This is possible, since only one year left is guaranteed on Rodgers contract per my understanding. His trade value would also be fairly low after his mediocre year.

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