Here’s What Aaron Rodgers Might be Looking in Contract Restructuring Negotiations With Packers

Published 03/24/2021, 2:13 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


Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers endured a poor conclusion to their 2020 NFL campaign. The NFC North champions suffered a defeat in the NFC Championship Game for the 2nd successive year.

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The last time out it was the San Francisco 49ers who knocked them out, this season it was the eventual Super Bowl LV winners, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But Rodgers had a brilliant individual season, throwing for 4,299 yards with 48 passing TDs. He picked up his 3rd NFL MVP award in 2020 ahead of the likes of Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen.

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This is exactly why fans and critics were stunned when the Packers refused to restructure his contract ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

Even former Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky claimed that Green Bay need to do more in order to back their star player.

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What does the future hold for Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers?

Popular American sportswriter Mike Florio also chimed in on the contract situation surrounding Aaron Rodgers in Wisconsin.

The highly-reputed analyst declared that both parties need to find neutral ground in order to help the Packers reach the Super Bowl, sooner rather than later.

 

“There was a cloud that he created immediately after the NFC Championship Game regarding his future in Green Bay.

“And I was told at the time that this was all about Rodgers wanting a new contract, not that he necessarily wants more money but that he wants the kind of contract that will bind the Packers to him and him to the Packers for the next 2 or 3 years….if it’s a simple restructuring, you don’t need to have a negotiation,” Florio said on the show.

Mike Florio does not see Jordan Love replacing Rodgers anytime soon

Speaking on the Jordan Love angle of the whole situation, Florio was quick to speak about Aaron’s mindset on the issue.

“I don’t want to be thinking about this Jordan love nonsense. Every day, every practice, every game, wondering if ‘Is this is my last season as the starter? Am I gonna have to find another team next year?’

“That’s what I think he deserves for being the MVP. And I think that’s what he reasonably should want,” he added.

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Aug 24, 2020; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is shown with back up quarterbacks Tim Boyle, left, and Jordan Love , right, Monday, August 24, 2020 during the team’s training camp in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

Jordan Love had a fine year with Utah State in 2019. But he will continue to play a bench-role for the Packers in 2021. He did not make a single appearance for Green Bay last season.

The only way he starts for the Packers is if Rodgers suffers a nasty injury in 2021 or is surprisingly traded during the summer. Will coach Matt LaFleur finally overcome the NFC Championship Game curse in 2021? Your guess is as good as ours.

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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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