Former Packers Player Says Team Must Do Something ‘Exceptional’ to Convince Aaron Rodgers to Stay Beyond 2021

Published 07/27/2021, 8:15 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


The Green Bay Packers have managed to convince Aaron Rodgers to return. The quarterback was spotted last night at the city’s airport right in time for training camp.

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But does this mean that Aaron Rodgers trade saga is finally done with? As per sources, that’s far from the case. The Packers management has reportedly agreed to a number of concessions to convince Aaron Rodgers to return for 2021. 

As per ESPN, among these concessions include voiding the 2023 year of his current contract and the Packers losing the right to franchise tag him in the future. 

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All these hint at this being Aaron Rodgers’ final year at Green Bay. But the Packers are also said to review the situation at the end of the campaign with their QB. 

This leaves the door open for a potential long-term deal with the franchise. But that will depend on whether or not Aaron Rodgers wants to stay. 

Convincing him to stay for one season saw the Packers budge and agree to demands which they have never done before. Thus convincing him to stay for the long run is perhaps going to take something truly extraordinary. 

Packers must dig deep to convince Aaron Rodgers to stay

Appearing on the Zach Gelb Show, Aaron Rodgers’ teammate and former Green Bay Packers player John Kuhn was asked to share his thoughts on whether or not 2021 would be the QB’s final year at Green Bay. 

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“Boy, it’s hard to look at the writing on the wall and think that’s not the case,” Kuhn said“I think the Packers need to do something exceptional this year, and maybe something out of the ordinary.”

Kuhn said that the franchise must make some moves to show the QB that they’re in it to win it. With Aaron Rodgers now 37, his window of winning a second Super Bowl ring is slowly drawing to a close.  

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

“The reality is he’s got three, five, six years left in this thing, and he feels like this year if the Packers don’t go all in, that just might be all the sign that he needs to leave,” Kuhn said.

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A Super Bowl-run could convince Rodgers to stay. But reaching another NFC title game might not be enough to cut it any longer.

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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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