‘It’s Championship or Disappointment’ – Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Lays Down the Importance of 2021 NFL Season

Published 08/27/2021, 8:27 AM EDT
ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – JULY 28: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers works out during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on July 28, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


The Green Bay Packers have a big season ahead of them. Reaching the NFC title game twice only to lose on both occasions, the Packers hope that third time’s the charm. 

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CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 03: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks on in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers on January 03, 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

And as things stand, the Packers might find themselves having Aaron Rodgers playing his last season as a Packer as well. So with everything on the line, the fans, the players, and the coaches know, it’s championship or bust.

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Aaron Rodgers understands the gravitas surrounding the situation 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was holding out for the majority of the offseason to force a move away from Green Bay. But the quarterback later said that he had contemplated retiring from the sport altogether.

Now back, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the future of Aaron Rodgers. His reworked contract hints at him playing his final season at Lambeau Field this year. But for now, the quarterback has reiterated that his focus is solely on helping the Green Bay Packers win it all this season.

“I think we all know what’s at stake,” Rodgers said while talking to the media. “I talked about that a little bit the other day about perspective and how important that perspective is to focus on this season and enjoy the most out of this season, because there are a lot of unknowns.”

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Apart from his own future, the future of several other Packers players remains up in the air as they enter the final year of their contracts. Short on cap space, the Packers front office might find themselves having to make some difficult decisions soon.

“They jumped through some hoops to get under the cap this year,” Rodgers said. “Obviously, the cap is expected to go back up next year but you never know. So we’re just going to enjoy this season. It’s Title Town. It’s championship or disappointment.”

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Do you see Aaron Rodgers putting on another MVP display to guide the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl? Let us know in the comments below. 

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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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