Over the last 24 to 36 hours reports are that Aaron Rodgers is truly “torn” on where he wants to play in 2022. After 17 seasons in Green Bay, many Packers fan see this as a slap in the face. We understand loyalty only goes so far in professional sports, however this feels different. Aaron Rodgers has been the face of this franchise for a decade and a half and knows what he means to not only the city, but the state of Wisconsin. Feeling as though he could just up and leave after being on the brink of a Super Bowl 3 years in a row seems personal.
In case you missed it, here is the report:
With all eyes on #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and his future, here is the latest: Sources say Rodgers is truly torn on where he wants to play in 2022. While many in the NFL expect him to return — there's lots of positivity in Green Bay — he is going back and forth on what he wants.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2022
Many Packers fans may find it truly frustrating that after nearly two decades the Green Bay legend is questioning where he wants to play. Given what has happened around the NFC this off-season, Green Bay is a prime candidate to be a contender once again. To be honest we find it why he would want to leave. He been extremely complimentary of the coaches / front office as of late. The teammates have went above and beyond to have his back from the start of last off-season. Rodgers of course has the option to be the highest paid QB in he league if he desires that. And as mentioned before, he’d still be the quarterback of a legit contending team.
Recent rumors about Aaron Rodgers have been debunked in the past:
Reports flooded out at the end of February that Rodgers wanted 50 million per year. That report was quickly said to be false per Aaron Rodgers himself:
Narratives have gone unchecked for a very LONG time.. I reached AHT to @AaronRodgers12 this morning & asked if he wants to be the highest paid NFL player by a large margin…
— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 25, 2022
Most of Packers nation is hoping that this situation falls under that same category. That these reports of Aaron Rodgers supposedly not being sure where he wants to play being false. Aaron Rodgers has as good of chance to win the Super Bowl in Green Bay (or better) than anywhere else in the NFL. When Favre left joined Minnesota and years later admitted that it was partly due to him “wanting to play the Packers” left a sour taste in many Packers fans’ mouths that may never go away.
When will we find out?
Aaron Rodgers said he’d share his 2022 plans by March 8th. This is the end of the window for teams to use the franchise tag. The presumed idea of this date was not to impact the team’s negotiations with Davante Adams. March 8th happens to be on a Tuesday, Tuesday’s are Aaron Rodgers’ notorious days of appearing on the Pat McAfee show during the season. It seems as though the stars are aligning for this day, stay tuned.
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