‘They’re Going To Move on’ – NFL Analyst Feels Aaron Rodgers’ Time With Green Bay Packers Is Limited

Published 03/25/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Murmurs regarding the future of Aaron Rodgers have been doing the rounds ever since his statement in the press conference after the Green Bay Packers playoff loss against the Buccaneers. 

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The loss, the Packers’ second consecutive defeat in the NFC title game was a bitter pill to swallow for the 2020 league MVP. When asked about his future, Rodgers said his time ahead with the franchise was “uncertain.”

And so far, the Packers franchise isn’t doing much to lay the rumors to bed. Speculation about Aaron Rodgers’ future with the franchise came up once again when talks about his contract surfaced.

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Reports suggested that the Packers had paid Rodgers the $6.8 million roster bonus he was due for the upcoming season. This was an interesting decision as converting it into a signing bonus instead would’ve saved the team a chunk of money in cap space. 

If one reads into the decision, not opting to go down this route could be a signal of intent from the Packers of moving on from the franchise QB. Rodgers, who’ll be 38 has earlier said that he wants to finish his career with the franchise that drafted him in 2005. But one NFL analyst feels, that may not end up being the case.

Time running out for Aaron Rodgers

When the Packers drafted QB Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, many saw it as the beginning of the end for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.

Rodgers, though, defied all odds to put on an MVP season. But NFL analyst David Samson during a segment of his podcast said that he feels the Packers are still looking to move on from Rodgers.  

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Aug 24, 2020; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is shown with back up quarterbacks Tim Boyle, left, and Jordan Love , right, Monday, August 24, 2020 during the team’s training camp in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

“So the Packers would get two years of Jordan Love and then maybe sign his fifth-year rookie option,” he said during a segment of the podcast, Nothing Personal with David Samson.

“So they could get three years before deciding whether or not he’s the next franchise quarterback following Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. But if you had no plans to do that with Jordan Love, then you would’ve converted Rodgers. (h/t CBS Sports)

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I’m not sure why Packers fans aren’t up in arms. But the executives are very aware that they’ve got him for one more year then they’re going to move on,” he added. 

Hearing what Samson had to say, do you agree with his prediction for Aaron Rodgers? Or do you feel the QB will indeed see out his playing career at the famed Lambeau Field?

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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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