If History Were to Repeat Itself, Then Aaron Rodgers’ Time With Green Bay Packers Is Up

Published 05/02/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
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)


The rumbles of Aaron Rodgers leaving the Green Bay Packers have been doing the rounds for some time now. Many feel the quarterback, a Super Bowl winner and three-time league MVP, has been left to hang high and dry by his franchise over the years.

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Drafting QB Jordan Love in the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers clearly showed that they were planning for the future. And the replacement for Aaron Rodgers had arrived.

Rodgers though was having none of that. In 2020, Aaron Rodgers reinvented himself to put up over 4,200 passing yards and 48 touchdowns to claim the league MVP title.

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But even that did not seem to be enough to convince the Packers management to rework the QB’s contract and lock him down for the future.

Now disgruntled, Rodgers is apparently not looking to play for the franchise any further. While the quarterback has not officially spoken about the matter yet, one piece of history suggests that they have every reason to be concerned about Aaron Rodgers leaving.

History backs Aaron Rodgers to leave

The 2021 NFL season will be the 17th for Aaron Rodgers in the league. His 17th with the Green Bay Packers. The most by any quarterback in franchise history.

And incidentally, the only two other quarterbacks who helped the franchise win Super Bowls also played 16 seasons each with the franchise.

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The two of course being NFL Hall of Famers Brett Favre and Bart Starr. While Star won Super Bowl I and II with the franchise in the 1960s, Favre won Super Bowl XXXI with a 35-21 victory over the New England Patriots in 1997.

Stars eventually retired from the game in 1972, while Favre moved on to the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings after 16 seasons with the Packers.

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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

Favre was moved by the franchise when they felt his successor was ready to take the hot seat. And that man of course was Rodgers. The QB too completed his 16th season in the NFL but shows no sign of decline.

Thus with MVP winner looking to make the switch, one can expect several teams to try and trade for the QB. Given how things stand, do you expect Rodgers to return with the Packers for 2021?

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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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