Aaron Rodgers Arrives at Green Bay, but Is His Future Truly With the Packers?

Published 07/27/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


After months of speculation, Aaron Rodgers has finally returned to Green Bay. Since news first broke out of his desire to leave the franchise, the Green Bay Packers’ QB remained mum over his future. 

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But it seems that the quarterback and the front office have managed to put aside their differences to go on with proceedings for the 2021 NFL season. 

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Touching down at Green Bay right before the start of training camp, the Packers QB seems all set to play for the franchise again. But only for one more season. 

Aaron Rodgers might not remain a Packer beyond 2021 NFL season  

According to reports, the Green Bay Packers front office, with whom Aaron Rodgers has been at loggerheads for months, have managed to convince the quarterback to return. But Rodgers’ return comes with certain clauses. 

Over the past week, the two parties have reportedly reached an agreement that will see him suit up for the Green Bay Packers in 2021. But beyond that, his future remains a bit of a mystery. 

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Sources at ESPN report that Aaron Rodgers has certain demands which he expects to be met. And these new clauses clearly hint at a future away from Green Bay. 

The 2023 year in Rodgers’ contract, the last one of his current deal, is set to be voided. Not only that, but the Packers will also lose the right to place the franchise tag on him in the future.

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Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with head coach Matt LaFleur during the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers also have to agree to review Rodgers’ situation at the end of the 2021 season. This implies that the side might be forced to trade Rodgers if he still wants a move away from Green Bay.

To benefit the Packers, Rodgers’ current contract would be adjusted to give the franchise some much-needed cap room to operate. This would in turn help the franchise tie down other notable stars such as wide receiver Davante Adams who enters the final year of his current contract.  

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All this hints at Aaron Rodgers moving on from Green Bay at the end of the upcoming season. The quarterback could of course change his mind, but if things remain the way they are, this could be Aaron Rodgers’ final season as a Green Bay Packer.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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