Aaron Rodgers declined Packers new offer and his NFL future is uncertain
If you’ve been following the news and the NFL in the past few weeks, you already know about the hottest topic in the league. This is something that most of us wouldn’t have though or pictured a few months back, but Aaron Rodgers is quite unhappy with the Green Bay Packers’ management team and could not ever play in a Packers uniform again, according to reports.
Rodgers has only been with the Packers in his NFL career, he was able to come and fill in some of the biggest shoes in NFL history, replacing Brett Favre successfully, winning a Super Bowl already, becoming a multiple NFL MVP award winner, and becoming one of the most influential players in the league.
However, management decisions made back in 2020 stirred the pot in Green Bay and upset Rodgers in a big way. Specifically, the biggest issue comes from back in the 2020 NFL Draft, when the Packers selected Utah State’s QB Jordan Love as their first pick, without ever talking to Rodgers before. This decision clearly upset the legendary QB, it made him feel unsafe in his position, replaceable, and disrespected by the team.
Anyway, Rodgers went out and gave the Packers another MVP season, literally, and took them far in the playoffs again. But that’s where we stop, because now, as we get ready for the 2021-2022 NFL season, Rodgers has publicly declared that he is unhappy with the team, and he’s willing to explore other options. In the past few days, he even declined a new 2-year contract which would have made him the highest paid player in NFL history, that’s how upset he is.
Aaron Rodgers has not only been open to see different teams, but he has even been open to a career change, after he made an appearance in a popular TV show as a host, where he had a really good time, and he did a great job, on Jeopardy, specifically. He has also taken his time to think and been on an extended vacation with his fiancé in Hawaii, apparently with in no rush to come back.
Aaron Rodgers’ NFL career in numbers
In 2020, Rodgers played 16 games, threw 48 TD passes and a total of 4299 yards, with only 5 interceptions and a 70.7% pass completion rate.
In his career, he has played 197 games, out of which he has started in 190, throwing a total of 412 TD passes, 51245 passing yards, a 65.1% pass completion rate, and he has thrown 89 interceptions. His overall quarterback rating is 103.9, but it was 121.5 last season.
He was a Super Bowl Champion in 2011 after the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV, and he was that Super Bowl’s MVP, he has been NFL MVP three times, in 2011, 2014, and 2020. He has also rushed for 3271 yards and scored 31 rushing touchdowns, he holds many of the NFL’s QB records to date, including the single season best passer rating in NFL history, of 122.5.
And just as a curious fact, as of July 20th, 2021, Aaron Rodgers is also an NBA Champion, as he is part owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, so you can add that to his resume.
Will we see him back in green and at Lambeau Field next season? We’ll just have to wait and see!