The Green Bay Packers may not have to wait much longer to see if Aaron Rodgers will play for them in 2021. Ever since ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that he wanted out of Green Bay, many have wondered if the three-time MVP has already played his last down for the Packers. In a recent interview with NBC Sports, Rodgers indicated that the wait may soon be over.
“I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this week. And then get back to working out, and figure things out in a couple weeks” pic.twitter.com/P39HoYceJb
— Ben Kenney (@benzkenney) July 10, 2021
Rodgers, who was enjoying his time at a golf tournament, said that he is going to “enjoy the hell out of this week.” He later added that he would figure things out in a couple of weeks. Packers’ training camp begins on July 28.
What Rodgers Said at The Match
“I don’t know”
Aaron Rodgers when asked if he’ll be playing for the Packers this season 👀 pic.twitter.com/zoDZBSVH3R
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 7, 2021
In the highly advertised Match that pitted Rodgers (and Bryson DeChambeau) against Tom Brady (and Phil Mickelson), Rodgers was asked about whether or not he would play for the Packers this season. His response, “I don’t know.”
The Packers and Rodgers obviously have more work to do to fix their riff. However, former and current teammates have expressed confidence that he will be under center for the Packers this season. In addition, Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning also said he hopes Rodgers plays for the Packers this season:
Peyton Manning can't see Aaron Rodgers not playing this year ⤵ pic.twitter.com/LjmJyTfA32
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2021
For more on what Manning had to say about the situation, click here.
Rodgers Sure Looks Ready to Play
Despite his non-committal, Rodgers does appear primed and ready to play. He wowed fans at the golf tournament with this rifle of a throw from the 17th tee:
Aaron Rodgers just threw a ball 150 yards. pic.twitter.com/fgA1TLRoZM
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 9, 2021
Obviously, his arm strength is as good as it has ever been. In addition, the accuracy to at least hit the target from so far is part of what makes Rodgers so great. Despite skipping OTA’s and mini camp, there is no concern about whether or not he can still physically play.
Will He Show Up?
When it comes down to it, Aaron Rodgers is a competitor. The Packers have already stated that they will not trade him, In addition, he is due to make $35 million this season. The question of whether or not he will be under center after this season will continue to be debated. However, most signs point to him playing for the Packers this season.
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