Aaron Rodgers pulled off an amazing comeback yesterday, but a costly interception may have ended his career with the Green Bay Packers. After spending the first 12 years of his NFL career with the Packers, and leading them to Super Bowl XLV in 2010, Aaron Rodgers was approached by the Chicago Bears’ head coach about joining their team. Rodgers refused due to his loyalty to the Packers organization. For the next five years, Rodgers performed at an MVP level, and led the Packers to five consecutive Super Bowl appearances. In the 2019 offseason, the Packers decided to replace Rodgers with the young, athletic, and (most importantly) cheaper quarterback, Brett Hundley. With this news, the Chicago Bears decided to re-approach Rodgers. When Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was recently asked by ESPN to give his thoughts on the team’s recent trade of star wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Rodgers replied in the most Aaron Rodgers way possible. “(I’m) disappointed, because I’m a competitor and I love Jordy,” Rodgers said. “He’s a friend. But hopefully we still remain friends.”
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, reportedly turned down a $110 million contract extension yesterday. Rodgers’ current deal expires after the 2018 season, but his new contract would have extended that deal through the 2022 season. Rodgers’ decision will cause his salary to go from $12.55 million to $19.8 million in 2018, and then to $20.9 million and $21.1 million in the subsequent seasons. The Green Bay Packers have paid Aaron Rodgers nearly $250 million since they ended his infamous draft day failure in 2005. Over time, he has earned a reputation as one of the best quarterbacks of all time. And he has a Super Bowl ring and three NFL MVP trophies to back that up. Clearly, Rogers doesn’t mind the Packers keeping the extra money. Because with his historic power play against the team, he put $500,000 on the line and sowed even more doubt about what the future holds for Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leaves the field after a win over the Chicago Bears. | Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Since 2008, Packers fans have seen Rodgers start 190 regular season games. They shouldn’t hold their breath when they see him on the field wearing number 191. For now, it looks like the 37-year-old will be the regular host of Jeopardy! , and then start another game for Green Bay. How did we get here? First, the Packers made a surprise promotion in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by selecting quarterback Jordan Love from Utah State. Choosing a potential successor to Rodgers over an offensive player who could have helped him has clearly damaged the relationship between the front office and the face of the franchise for a long time. Meanwhile, Rodgers was named MVP, leading the Packers to their second 13-3 win in a row. However, the team suffered a heartbreaking loss in the NFC title game where head coach Matt Lafleur made the decision to kick a field goal late in the fourth quarter. After the loss, Rodgers was more pessimistic about his future in Green Bay, which opened the door for speculation about a possible trade. The situation finally reached a tipping point in late April when ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Rodgers had told members of the Packers organization that he did not want to return to the team. Meanwhile, Green Bay says it won’t trade a future Hall of Fame player. As spring gives way to summer, both sides seem intent on defending their positions in this tense battle.
Rogers makes historic power play against Packers with costly consequences
It should be noted that Aaron Rodgers has been a regular participant in the Packers’ offseason and OTAs thus far in his career. https://t.co/g5sEMganIe. – Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 24, 2021 You think Rogers is in business? If the quarterback’s historic performance is any indication, he has no intention of retiring in Green Bay. Packers players arrived Monday at Lambo Field to begin the team’s organized workouts, a key part of the offseason program. But after participating in OTAs throughout his career, Rogers did not join his teammates. According to ESPN’s Rob Demowski, his absence was no surprise to the team. After all, Rodgers did not play in the Packers’ first two games of the season. The third phase, which began Monday, will include 10 days of work spread over four weeks. In his 17th. This year with the team, Rodgers took a very different approach and clearly wanted to send a message. However, the lack of it can be expensive. As one of 19 Packers players to receive a workout bonus this season, the reigning MVP likely won’t make $500,000. Not participating in the team’s offseason program may mean less money in his bank account, but Rodgers can certainly do without the extra $500,000. The Packers’ waiver wire remains the most important asset he has against the team. But can Green Bay save the day?
Can the Packers salvage their relationship with their star quarterback with a showdown?
The chances of Rodgers changing his mind about playing for the Packers seem slim. In fact, that ship may have sailed a long time ago. Julio Jones, however, could change all that. With the Atlanta Falcons trying to trade the All-Pro receiver, Green Bay should consider the implications of acquiring one of the NFL’s top receivers. The acquisition of Jones will show Rodgers that the Packers want to give him the best chance to win. Will it correct the mistakes previously made by the company’s management? Absolutely not. But it would certainly be a step in the right direction. Even Rodgers has to be excited about passing to Jones and Davante Adams. Maybe this will convince him to sign a contract extension (which will provide some much needed budgetary relief) and see if he can put the Lombardi trophy back in its place. Crazier things have happened in the NFL, right? Like Sportscasting on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sportscasting19 . COMPARED TO: Shocking statistics show how bad things are going for Aaron Rodgers and new Packers QB Blake BortlesAaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is not known for making rash decisions. He is known for his coolness under pressure, his ability to think and plan multiple plays ahead of time, and his knack for extending plays for as long as they can possibly go. The way Rodgers goes about his business has caused many analysts to consider him the best quarterback in the NFL, and it’s not hard to see why.