“I Think He’ll Play Elsewhere”- Brett Favre Shares His Views on the Future of Aaron Rodgers

Published 04/30/2020, 6:30 PM EDT

The Green Bay Packers shocked the world at last week’s NFL Draft. They traded up and signed a 21-year-old quarterback Jordan Love. The draft was made despite the most successful NFL team having Aaron Rodgers on their roster. 

Hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre was surprised and is among those who believe the 36-year-old was disrespected. Did he share the same sentiment in 2005 when The Packers drafted 21-year-old Aaron Rodgers to replace him at 36? He didn’t elaborate on that. But, on his appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” he commented on the repercussions the draft could have. 

Aaron Rodgers could be on his way out

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The Hall of Famer did not even wait for Eisen to finish his question. He said, “I think he’ll play elsewhere.”

“I think Aaron will finish somewhere else, that’s my gut. Guarantee you it’s got the wheels turning in Aaron’s mind. If that’s the case it means there’s a chip on his shoulder toward the organization that was not there.”

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Pre-draft projections showed that The Packers would go for a wide receiver. However, Colin Cowherd presented an argument that the team sent a message that Rodgers has a good enough receiver in Davante Adams. He also said the draft indicates that they will shape their play akin to the NFC Champions San Francisco 49ers. 

We don’t know if this is a move for the future or a move to indicate to Aaron that he needs to start contemplating a move. All we know is that the draft is what the team wanted as they gave up capital for it. Their reaction too was ecstatic. 

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Rodgers was ever the team man and welcomed Jordan Love to the team. However, could he be on his way out? There are rumors of him moving to Massachusetts to play for the New England Patriots. The serial winners did not draft a quarterback and bolstered their ranks with two undrafted prospects. They could do with his experience to fill Tom Brady’s shoes. 

Will Rodgers demand a trade? Or will he stay and groom his successor thus becoming to Love what Favre himself wasn’t to Rodgers.

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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