The Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL world are anxiously awaiting a decision from future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has yet to commit to playing football in 2023, though did make it a point to remind everyone that he is under contract with the Packers for next season. The reminder came on The Pat McAfee Show as a result of rumors that he might be interested in being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders to reunite with All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.
In addition, Rodgers told McAfee that he was planning on going on a four-day darkness retreat to help clear his mind and give him a clearer understanding of what he wants to do. He said that he will feel more comfortable making a decision after the retreat.
Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy Addresses Timeline for Aaron Rodgers Decision
Thursday night was a special night for the NFL and its players. The NFL Honors ceremony was held and regular season awards given to their deserving recipients. Aaron Jones was the Packers’ nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, so of course Mark Murphy, the team’s CEO and President, was present.
During the festivities, ESPN reporter Dianna Russini asked Murphy about the Packers’ waiting for a decision from their star quarterback. She asked him if there was any timetable for him to notify the team of his decision:
#Packers President Mark Murphy on Rodgers.
“There hasn’t been a deadline. The sooner the decision is made, the better. Gutekunst has been in contact with him. Aaron has expressed that he doesn’t want to drag it.
You’re hoping maybe by the start of March?
Yes around free agency. pic.twitter.com/kJwIcsHD2p
— Dianna Russini (@DMRussini) February 10, 2023
In the video, Murphy reveals that Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has been in contact with Aaron Rodgers. As Rodgers has stated publicly, he does not want to make this a long drawn-out process.
While no date for his decision has been firmly set, Murphy expects Rodgers’ answer before NFL free agency begins on March 15. This is in line with what Rodgers has said on The Pat McAfee Show.