The Green Bay Packers appear ready to move on from Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers situation with Aaron Rodgers just became a little darker heading into the weekend. The four-time MVP is set to go into a “darkness retreat” before deciding if he wants to play football in the NFL for the 2023 season. Then the Packers and Rodgers need to figure out where. A new report suggests the Packers are prioritizing Jordan Love for next season.
Rodgers has been linked to various AFC teams via trade in the offseason. Neither the Packers nor Rodgers have squashed rumors about trading him this offseason. However, Rodgers has expressed he’s under contract with the Packers and would like to stay in Green Bay if they can keep the players around him that he feels comfortable with.
The Packers are “disgusted” with Rodgers, per a report
Rodgers has stated the Packers were having trade talks without him, which he found surprising. According to a new report, there might be more details about why. Mike Florio with NBC Sports put out quotes from Bob McGinn, who covers the Packers. McGinn claims to have Packers’ sources that have stated Rodgers will not come back for the 2023 season:
“They are done with Rodgers,” McGinn said, citing his own instincts, his knowledge of the league, and “discussions with someone who [has] first-hand knowledge” of the Packers. “He’s not coming back. I mean, they’re disgusted with him, and they’re done with him. And they’re moving on.”
McGinn added that he’s “totally convinced” Rodgers won’t be back as the starter.
Boosting the belief that Rodgers will be gone, as McGinn explained it, is that the team fully believes in Jordan Love, and that the team is ready to turn the page after trading up and making Love a first-round pick in 2020.
McGinn predicts that, if Rodgers does insist on returning, he’ll be the backup to Love.
That’s a wild report
I’m pretty skeptical about that report. The Packers might very well believe Love could start if Rodgers retires or is traded, but the idea Rodgers would sit behind Love is highly doubtful. If the Packers thought Love was good enough to replace Rodgers in 2023, they would not have offered an expensive contract extension to Rodgers last offseason.
Even if Love impressed the Packers this season, watching $50 million ride the bench next season would make the Packers brass look like morons. That won’t happen in 2023. If anything, the Packers might look to pawn off a declining Rodgers in favor of a progressing Love. But disgust? The Packers wouldn’t have given Rodgers a $150 million deal if they felt that way about him.
Aaron is like another Tim Tebow of life, he works to help teens that could get into trouble, he helps support lift up kids with cancer, he supports kids who have lost love ones in the military, he is helping business that are struggling because of the pandemic, how dare the NFL treat him like that. The NFL are corrupt, they allow players to bend the knee in protest of our great nation,they allow players to play who have criminal records, just look what they did to Tim Tebow, one of my protectors rescuers friend, and spiritual older brother. The NFL disgusts me. I hope the green bay Packers never ever win another game
Finally, good for them. That dude and his constant nonsense is a distraction for the younger players. He should be setting an example of how to be a professional, not a Karen in a football jersey.
The whole thing with Pat McAfee was a slippery slope and he’s gone down it…