Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will have a lot to discuss this off-season. Namely, where will the four-time MVP quarterback be playing football? General Manager Brian Gutekunst was genuinely indifferent about Aaron Rodgers being back in Green Bay next year. Head Coach Matt LaFleur has expressed he would like to have Rodgers back in 2023. Today, Aaron Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee show and discussed the possibility of playing elsewhere next season.
Aaron Rodgers Appears On The Pat McAfee Show And Discusses Future With Green Bay
Whether or not Aaron Rodgers plays in 2023 is still up in the air. Whether he plays in Green Bay will be the next question. Today he discussed possibly not playing in Green Bay next year if he does decide to come back:
If there is a rebuild going on, I won’t be apart of that. I don’t think any team outside of maybe the Texans this year, maybe a few teams, who might say “yeah, we are rebuilding. We finished down at the bottom of the league and we’re going to start over.” These teams who have new GMs or a new coach and are drafting pretty high, they might admit they are in some sort of rebuild. Most teams in the middle of the pack aren’t gonna say “we’re in a rebuild.” I’m sure this may trigger someone asking them (Gutekunst or LaFleur) if the Packer are rebuilding, and the answer will be “of course not.”
However, it is a mindset. If they want to go younger and think Jordan’s (Love) ready to go then that might be the way they want to go. If that’s the case and I still want to play then there’s only one option, and that’s to play somewhere else. If it’s not and they tell me they still want me to play then it would have to be the right situation and the roster looks like we can win it all… because there’s no point in coming back to play football unless you think you can win it all.
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— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 17, 2023
Aaron Rodgers has said he is not mentally or emotionally at a point where he can give an answer about playing next year. He has mentioned, however, that he “won’t hold the Packers hostage.” It was March 14th, 2022 when Aaron Rodgers signed his massive three-year extension with the Packers. I would anticipate it being around the same time this year that he announces his intentions for the 2023 season. If Green Bay does in-fact decide to trade Aaron Rodgers, here are three teams who would realistically afford to take on his contract:
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