NFL Insider Sees Aaron Rodgers Returning to Green Bay for 2021 Season

Published 05/15/2021, 12:16 PM EDT
Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers running back Aaron Jones celebrate following an early third quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: William Glasheen/Appleton Post-Crescsent-USA TODAY NETWORK


One name has dominated NFL headlines for the past few weeks. And that name is Aaron Rodgers. The 2020 NFL MVP has reportedly grown disillusioned with the Green Bay Packers franchise. But more precisely, their front office. 

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The Packers stunned the world when they drafted rookie Jordan Love in the 1st round of the NFL Draft last season. In a clear indication of the side looking to replace Rodgers, the veteran QB responded by turning back the clock to perform at his very best.

But with the season now done and no contract extension in place, there’s a doubt over Aaron Rodgers’ return as a Green Bay Packers player. 

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Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with head coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers were taking on the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers is yet to make a statement about the current situation. But the age-old adage of actions speaking louder than words could very well play a role in clearing out the confusion. 

With preseason training camp set to kick off soon, Rodgers’ presence or absence will go a long way in addressing whether the QB will be back for 2021 or not. 

And one NFL insider believes that it’s more likely than not that Aaron Rodgers will be back at Green Bay.

The journey is not over for Aaron Rodgers 

Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, NFL insider Mike Florio talked about his understanding of the current situation. 

“I think where it stands now is, the battle lines are drawn. The Packers are calling his bluff. Barring some change of heart they aren’t going to trade him,” he said. 

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Multiple teammates of Rodgers have come out and said that the situation can be fixed based on their conversations with the QB. This again is something that Florio feels is a hint from Rodgers of how he feels. 

“I think that when you hear the comments from guys like John Kuhn and James Jones, whether they realize it or not, they’re being used by Aaron Rogers as surrogates to get his message out there. 

“When he talks to them and they talk to media and say the situation is fixable, that’s basically Rogers saying the situation is fixable,” he added.

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In fact, Florio feels that Rodgers will strut back to Green Bay and play it off like nothing ever happened.

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“I think he’s gonna find a way to show up and act like everything’s fine. ‘What’s everybody looking at? Is there a booger I’m not aware of?’ And then he’s gonna blame us for making a big deal out of something that he’ll claim wasn’t a big deal.”

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The never-ending Aaron Rodgers trade saga could soon take a new turn based on whether the QB turns up to training camp or not. But based on how things stand, would you be surprised if Rodgers pulls off a no show? 

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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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