‘Meant What I Said’- Aaron Rodgers Gives an Update Regarding His Future with Green Bay

Published 04/06/2021, 1:24 PM EDT
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


The Green Bay Packers made their way to the NFC North crown yet again with a 13-3 record. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in epic form as he threw for 4,200+ yards with 48 passing TDs.

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He was adjudged as the 2020 NFL MVP ahead of the likes of Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs), and Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans).

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Rodgers’ future in Wisconsin was shrouded in mystery before the 2020 NFL season began. The Packers traded up to draft Utah State player, Jordan Love, during last year’s draft event. But his performances en route to the NFC Championship Game proved that he still has the ‘X-Factor’ in him.

Of course, the campaign ended on a sour note for Aaron Rodgers and his teammates. They suffered a narrow 26-31 loss at the hands of eventual Super Bowl LV Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field.

His post-game interview was a cause for concern to the Packers’ faithful. But he is set to return to the fold in 2021.

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Aaron Rodgers opens up on his contract situation with the Packers

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Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers made his latest appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday. The 3-time NFL MVP gave an update regarding his contract situation in Wisconsin.

He said, “My future, really, a lot of it’s out of my control. That’s why I use a phrase like ‘beautiful mystery.’ Because it is quite uncertain which directions that things are going to go.

“All I can do is play my best, and I feel like last year I did do that, and may have thrown a wrench into some timelines that have been thought about or desired.

“I think that we’re exactly where we were last year when I made comments after the draft and throughout the season. I don’t feel like any of that’s changed…There were some people who made assumptions based on what I said.

“Nothing’s really changed….I meant what I said last year, really being at peace with the whole thing…not (being) bitter or disappointed or frustrated about things they realize they can’t control. And my future is one of them,” Rodgers said on the show.

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Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers and the rest of the Packers will definitely be disappointed as to how their 2020 NFL campaign came to a close. The NFC Championship curse was back to haunt Green Bay for the second consecutive year.

Will they overcome that roadblock in 2021? One thing’s for sure, with Aaron Rodgers in prime form, not many teams in the league will be able to stop the Packers. Sorry, Jordan Love, we reckon it’s going to be another year for you on the bench.

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