Former NFL Man Claims Aaron Rodgers ‘Has All the Leverage’ in Green Bay Contract Situation

Published 04/12/2021, 9:05 AM EDT
November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers endured a productive outing in the league last year. They won the NFC North title in comfortable fashion with a 13-3 record. In doing so, they bagged the top seed in the NFC heading into the 2020 NFL Playoffs.

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37-year old Aaron was a class apart throwing for 4,299 yards with 48 passing TDs in regular season. He was adjudged as league MVP (his third title) for his impressive display beating the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Derrick Henry, to the award.

Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

Despite suffering heartbreak in the NFC Championship game against eventual Super Bowl LV winners, Rodgers did enough to convince the Green Bay faithful that he can still play at the top level. But what does that mean for young quarterback Jordan Love?

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Aaron Rodgers has the upper hand in Green Bay contract negotiations

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ organization are currently involved in a contract stand-off with respect to the former’s long-term future in Wisconsin. But former NFL player-turned analyst, Brandon Marshall, believes that A-Rod is not fretting too much considering he has all the ‘leverage’ he needs.

“I think Aaron Rodgers is really saying right now. He’s saying, check. That’s what he’s saying. This is the perfect playbook for a guy who has all the leverage. Aaron Rodgers, he has all the leverage. He doesn’t have to say anything. How many times do we hear athletes say, ‘you know what, I just play ball. My agent handles all the business.’ But behind the scenes, you’re sitting at the table, you’re orchestrating everything, you know what’s going on.”

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“And that’s what Aaron Rodgers is doing. We saw this kid (Jordan Love) in practice, we know he can’t replace him anytime soon. I don’t even think they feel they can probably develop the kid. So Aaron Rodgers is sitting here saying, you know what, this is what I want. So I think they’re in odds when it comes to what they’re looking for,” Marshall said on ESPN’s First Things First.

The Packers raised eyebrows when they traded up to draft former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love last year. But considering the impact Rodgers had last season, we don’t see Love moving up the depth chart anytime soon.

In fact, Rodgers has previously said that he’s ready to play till he is in his 40’s. Is it time for Green Bay to back their star man and mount a serious Super Bowl challenge?

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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