Super Bowl Winning QB Doesn’t See Aaron Rodgers Remaining a Packer for Long

Published 07/04/2021, 5:34 PM EDT
Sep 20, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with head coach Matt LaFleur during the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The news of Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay took the world by storm on draft night. Just hours before the 2021 NFL Draft, news broke out of the 2020 NFL MVP not wishing to remain at Green Bay for much longer.

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The quarterback is yet to publicly state that that is indeed the case. But his action are currently speaking louder than his words. Vacationing in Hawaii and not turning up for OTAs or mandatory minicamp, Rodgers is clearly holding out.

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Whether or not he remains a Packer in 2021 is a beautiful mystery. But one former Super Bowl winning quarterback believes the writing is on the wall.

Aaron Rodgers could infact leave Green Bay

Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, former Washington QB Joe Theismann was asked about his thoughts regarding the Aaron Rodgers scenario. And while a lot remains up in the air, Theismann feels Rodgers is likely on his way out.

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“I would be surprised if he’s a Green Bay Packer… I just think too much has been said,” he said.

Theismann said he was surprised with how the Packers have navigated through the scenario themselves. Not giving Rodgers the assurance he needs was indeed something baffling.

“I just couldn’t understand the organization a couple of months ago with the Packers coming out and saying, ‘Aaron Rodgers is our quarterback for the foreseeable future’. Are you kidding me?”

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

He then went on state just what he would’ve done had he been in charge of the scenario.

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“I don’t believe the last two years this contract are guaranteed. Immediately what I would have done with Aaron is given him a raise. Because I think he is undervalued when not not as valued as I believe he would be. 

I mean, if you look at the numbers that some of the guys are getting that haven’t done near as much as he is. I think he deserves more. No, I know that more than what he’s getting,” he added.

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Do you reckon Aaron Rodgers will return to play for the Green Bay Packers ever again? 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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