Aaron Rodgers to Leave Green Bay? Here’s What Packers’ GM Has to Say

Published 04/29/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


The last couple of seasons have been like a roller coaster for Aaron Rodgers, both on the football field. After a lacklustre season in 2019 which ended in NFC Championship heartbreak (more on that later), Rodgers bounced back with a stellar season last year. The California-born led Green Bay Packers to the NFC North crown with a 13-3 record.

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After throwing for 4,299 yards with 48 passing TDs, Aaron was adjudged NFL MVP of the season. He also led the Packers to the number 1 seed in the NFC. But once again, Matt LaFleur’s boys stumbled in the NFC Championship Game. This time, it was Tom Brady-led Tampa Buccaneers who did the damage.

Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Almost immediately, there were reports that Aaron is planning to move on from the Packers. His post-game comments after the championship loss sparked major chaos in Wisconsin.

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But he gave an assurance later on saying that he plans to stick around in Green Bay, at least for another year.

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Earlier today, NFL insider Adam Schefter was the first to report that despite giving his word, Aaron Rodgers is looking to move on from Green Bay probably before even the 2021 season begins.

But General manager Brian Gutekunst assured the Packers’ faithful that they are looking to sort out the differences as soon as possible.

“As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond. Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team,” Gutekunst said via ESPN.

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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

Premature reports indicate that the likes of the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders, and even the Indianapolis Colts might be interested in a potential move for Rodgers.

But after 15 years in green and yellow, we can’t see the veteran quarterback run onto the football field in different colors. Is it really going to be the ‘last dance’ for A-Rod in 2021? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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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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