Former Green Bay Packers Player Rubbishes Rumors of Aaron Rodgers Retiring

Published 07/14/2021, 11:55 AM 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 Green Bay Packers are still looking to solve the problems stopping Aaron Rodgers from committing his future to the franchise. The 2020 NFL MVP is reportedly keen on leaving the franchise. 

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But with the Packers remaining steadfast regarding their decision to hold on to Rodgers, a trade might not come to fruition. If this is the case then Aaron Rodgers will remain a Packers player in 2021.

The QB though does have the option to sit out the season. In fact, there are rumors that Aaron Rodgers might retire altogether. 

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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)

A startling possibility but one that many sources seem to fall back on. Keen on becoming the full-time host of game show Jeopardy in the near future, Rodgers could easily call it a day on what has been a Hall of Fame-worthy career. 

But is he really going to do that? His former Green Bay Packers teammate and close friend AJ Hawk weighed in.

Aaron Rodgers is not retiring 

Appearing on the Pat McAfee Show, Hawk drew everyone’s attention to Aaron Rodgers’ performance in The Match, a charity golf game where he took on fellow NFL QB Tom Brady.

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“You saw the match obviously. He wanted to win. You can see that when somebody wants to win… He likes to compete. Does that look like a guy that’s gonna sit out and retire to you? Does not,” said Hawk. 

Hawk recently hung out with Aaron Rodgers and spending time with him made him realize that the QB is in a good spot both mentally and physically. 

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“I think Aaron looks great. He seems mentally in a good spot. He can still sling the ball. I watched him sling the ball a little bit in the water. We were jumping off docks trying to catch balls. But yeah, I feel I think he’s in a great spot right now,” he added.

The Green Bay Packers still have some time on their hands. If they can sort it out before training camp then the whole saga will be slipped under the rug. 

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Aaron Rodgers too has hinted that he will reveal his final regarding his future soon. Do you think Rodgers is sticking at Green Bay? Let us know in the comments below. 

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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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