Will Aaron Rodgers play for the Green Bay Packers this year?
Aaron Rodgers is not ready to retire just yet- he has announced that he will be coming back to play for the Green Bay Packers in the 2022 NFL season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not ready to hang up his cleats just yet. He has announced that he will be back to play with the team in the 2022 NFL season.
This at least ends speculations about whether he would retire or move to another team.
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Aaron Rodgers: No deal yet
One matter that hasn’t been settled is just how big and for how long his contract would be. In a Twitter post, he denied reports that he had already signed a deal with the Packers.
“Hey everyone, just wanted to clear some things up; YES I will be playing with the Packers next year, however, reports about me signing a contract are inaccurate, as are the supposed terms of the contract I “signed”. I’m very excited to be back,” the 38-year-old wrote.
There were earlier reports that he had inked a four-year $200 million deal that would have made him the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL.
The two sides are still reportedly working out an agreement that would bring down his salary cap numbers for the year and determine how long he will be staying with the team.
The question of Love
With Rodgers’ decision to stay, one question that remains is what the Packers plan to do with quarterback Jordan Love, who was the team’s first-round pick in 2020.
For the moment, the 23-year-old will have to wait for his chance to start for Green Bay, and play second fiddle to the 2021 NFL MVP.
Since the length of Rodgers’ new agreement has not yet been announced, it remains to be seen just how long Love will need to serve as backup before he gets to play front and center for the Packers.