While discussing his football future on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers indicated the return of several of his favorite veteran teammates would play an important part in whether or not he returns to play the 2023 season with the Packers. 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 approximately the same time frame this year when he decides what he wants to do with his career. If Green Bay wants him to come back, Aaron Rodgers listed a few players he would want with him in the green and gold.
Aaron Rodgers Lists Teammates He Wants Back In 2023
Rodgers mentioned “he doesn’t want to be part of a rebuild,” and would be open to playing elsewhere if the Packers want to go younger next season. However, the four-time MVP specifically mentioned five teammates with uncertain futures in Green Bay that he would want in with him on the Packers:
“This game is about relationships,” Rodgers said. “It’s about the guys you rely on, even if they don’t show up huge in the stat book. A guy like Marcedes Lewis, he’s an important cog in the wheel of the locker room and the momentum of the team. That’s a guy I want to finish my career with, you know? If I’m playing, I want that guy next to me. I want the Randall Cobbs of the world, if he wants to keep playing, in my locker room. Guys you can win with. Allen Lazard, Bobby Tonyan, Dave Bakhtiari. There’s a lot of interesting names that we’ll see their desire to re-sign these certain guys who are glue guys in the locker room that will be interesting conversations to be had.”
- Marcedes Lewis will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
- Randall Cobb will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
- Allen Lazard will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
- Robert Tonyan will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
- David Bakhtiari is currently under contract through the 2024 season.
The Green Bay Packers will have some work to do if they want to keep the players that Aaron Rodgers specifically mentioned he would like back.
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