Rich Eisen Claims THIS is the Best Place for Aaron Rodgers to Play in 2021

Published 05/05/2021, 1:52 PM 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


Green Bay Packers looked set to go all way as they impressed over the course of their 2020 NFL campaign. Matt LaFleur and his boys registered a win in the NFC Divisional Round against the Los Angeles Rams; in doing so, Aaron Rodgers readied himself for his first NFC Championship Game on home soil.

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Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in the first quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

But it was not to be. Their fairytale run ended in heartbreak as the Packers suffered a 26-31 loss to eventual champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The loss against the Bucs hit Rodgers hard as he pondered an exit from Wisconsin.

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Despite convincing fans that he will return in 2021, Aaron is now reportedly unhappy with the situation in Green Bay. But does it make sense for the 3-time NFL MVP to make a move after such an impressive season in 2020?

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NFL analyst wants Aaron Rodgers to remain in Green Bay for another season

One of the latest NFL insiders to comment on the Aaron Rodgers-Green Bay Packers standoff situation is reputed analyst, Rich Eisen.

The popular talk show host maintained that Rodgers is better off sticking with the Packers as compared to a move elsewhere in the coming months.

“I think the Packers in the last couple of years have given him the tools that he needed with the exception of last year’s draft.

“You know, and I understand that they rarely draft a wide receiver for him in the first round or ever and they’ve never done anything significant in the first round for him. But the guy does a lot with what he does have.

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“They did re-sign Aaron Jones. They re-signed their own, they had to do that….they drafted two linemen around and a wide receiver…So they got him a new version of Randall Cobb, two linemen because they did lose his center.

“The idea that they’ve given him nothing, I think is, what’s the word for it? I think that’s overblown. And I think the best place for Aaron Rodgers to play football is Green Bay,” Eisen said on the show.

There are reports suggesting that the Packers will be open to a trade deal away from the NFC. The Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders are being tipped as potential destinations for the reigning league MVP.

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But the Packers’ faithful will be hoping that their star man stays put, well, at least for another year.

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Daniel Arambur

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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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