Aaron Rodgers has had a crazy offseason with the Green Bay Packers, but it looks like the NFL MVP will be back for one more year at the least.
Many people predicted that Rodgers would demand out of Green Bay this very season, as things had come to a boiling point. His frustrations with the Packers were very well known, and people definitely expected some team to try and get a package done for him.
At the end of the day, Green Bay was able to temporarily temper Rodgers’ anger as they reworked his contract to have him back for the 2021-22 NFL season. After that though, all bets are off as to where Rodgers will go. Part of keeping Rodgers around also involved bringing Randall Cobb back to the team.
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Skip Bayless Predicts Aaron Rodgers Will Leave The Green Bay Packers In 2022
So, will the reigning NFL MVP come back to Green Bay after this season? Well, it all depends on how the Packers do this year. You’d have to imagine that a Super Bowl run or victory would keep Rodgers happy enough to stay.
However, anything short of that probably means he’s gone. Rodgers’ issues with the Packers weren’t even related to a lack of winning or success with the team. After all, they have been one of the top teams in the NFC throughout Rodgers’ tenure.
However, Rodgers cited the fact that the Packers didn’t always keep him in the loop when it came to making personnel changes and roster moves. Rodgers wasn’t asking for complete control of the franchise, but he just wanted to be apart of those conversations because after playing in Green Bay for so long, he feels like (and justifiably so) he has a great perspective on what will and won’t work.
He also referenced the fact that the Packers hadn’t always kept some of their veterans and key players happy like Charles Woodson and Jordy Nelson, both of whom the Packers lowballed when it came to contract negotiations.
For these reasons, sports analyst Skip Bayless believes that this season will be Rodgers’ last year with Green Bay, and that he’ll become a free agent in 2022 with his reworked contract. You can watch his analysis here: