Aaron Rodgers has been very cryptic about his future with Green Bay, especially with his recent story referencing Michael Jordan and ‘The Last Dance.’
Rodgers and Davante Adams have been facing problems with the Packers front office with both of them suggesting strongly that they’d like to leave Green Bay.
Rodgers’ situation has been known all along as he’s been rumored to have been traded since near the start of the NFL offseason. Adams’ unhappiness is more recent as he and the Packers have been unable to work out a long term extension.
With all this keeping Packers fans down, they finally have something to be somewhat happy about. Rodgers has confirmed he’ll be back for at least next season, with Green Bay reworking a deal to keep him for the 2021-22 NFL season.
The new agreement, once finalized, would help set up Aaron Rodgers’ departure from Green Bay after this season, per sources. https://t.co/NojVojcHjy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2021
Packers President Mark Murphy Remains Optimistic Amidst Aaron Rodgers And Davante Adams’ Michael Jordan ‘The Last Dance’ Instagram Stories
Rodgers and Adams had never explicitly stated which they were leaning towards when it came to staying in Green Bay. Of course, there were comments that definitely more than hinted they were unhappy with the Packers, but there was never any ‘shots fired’ so as to speak.
That changed very quickly when just a few days ago the Packers duo posted something very cryptic on their Instagrams:
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That had many fans questioning whether the duo had already decided that their time was up, or if (like ‘The Last Dance’), they’d gear up for one final run together before calling it quits on the Packers. Well, the latter seems to be the case, but it doesn’t seem like President Mark Murphy is too worried about the situation.
Top moment in presser: Mark Murphy being asked if he was a fan of The Last Dance. Says he was. Believes Rodgers and Adams were “just having fun.” Adds: “I hope Aaron can win as many rings as Michael. That’d be a heck of an end to his career.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
Of course, it’d be great for Rodgers if he could win five more Super Bowls to equal Jordan’s total, but firstly, that seems highly unlikely at this stage in his career, and secondly, even if he does, will all those rings be with the Packers?
The answer to the second question is looking like a definitive no. Rodgers apparently had the chance to become the highest paid player in the NFL, but he chose to reject that deal from Green Bay, instead focusing on a potential scenario where he leaves the team.
This off-season, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and player in football.
Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
It definitely isn’t about the money, something Packers fans are surely heartbroken to find out. Rodgers has been the face of the franchise for the longest time, but it looks like it’s all coming to an end sooner rather than later.