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Aaron Rodgers questioned his future beyond 2021 last season when he outlined his frustration with behind-the-scenes decision making in Green Bay

Last updated: 30/12/21 10:31


Will Aaron Rodgers still be in Green Bay next year?

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t determined whether he’ll play next season or retire, but Wednesday indicated that it won’t be an extended trial.

Rodgers left the Packers on hold last offseason, but said it won’t be the case this time around. The 38-year-old said he will make a decision shortly after the 2021 season ends.

“I’m not going to keep the team from anything,” Rodgers told reporters. “And once I commit – and if you commit to moving forward here – it will be a quick decision.”

As for the announcement of his retirement, Rodgers said he would “not rule it out”.

Last season, Rodgers used his press conference from the defeat at the NFC championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to claim he was one of the players who may not return to Green Bay.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers becomes their all-time passing TD leader with an 11-yard TD against wide receiver Allen Lazard

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers becomes their all-time passing TD leader with an 11-yard TD against wide receiver Allen Lazard

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers becomes their all-time passing TD leader with an 11-yard TD against wide receiver Allen Lazard

The timing was surprising, not only for the press conference setting, but also because Rodgers won the NFL MVP title.

Rodgers missed the entire offseason schedule and his situation was not resolved until the eve of training camp.

“It’s not going to be something I’m going to drag him out into for months on end,” Rodgers said.

The Packers (12-3) are doing well for Sunday night’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings, who currently occupy the top spot in the NFC playoff rankings.

Rodgers has gone for 3,689 yards and 33 touchdowns against just four interceptions this season. In last Saturday’s 24-22 win over the Cleveland Browns, he launched three touchdown passes to become the franchise leader with 445, overtaking the legendary Brett Favre (442).

Highlights of the Green Bay Packer and the Cleveland Browns of week 16 of the 2021 season

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Highlights of the Green Bay Packer and the Cleveland Browns of week 16 of the 2021 season

He said he will discuss his future with general manager Brian Gutekunst, team president Mark Murphy, vice president of football operations Russ Ball and manager Matt LaFleur before making his decision.

“There will be a lot of things that I will weigh in the offseason,” said Rodgers, a Green Bay first-round pick in 2005.

“Saying this doesn’t mean, or any of the comments I’ve made, doesn’t mean I’m thinking of playing elsewhere, I want to make that clear. The things I’ve said about the team this year, Brian and I’s relationship has been sincere and genuine and I appreciate a lot of the things I’ve seen from the team that are directly related to the conversations we had in the offseason, and that was meaningful to me.

“I enjoyed being part of conversations that directly relate to my work, which I talked about in the offseason, and Brian took the lead in that, and I appreciate the way our relationship has grown.

“I love Matt a lot and I love playing for him. I love my teammates. The coaching staff have been fantastic and they make it fun every single day. And the guys obviously are what you play for. So I’m just savoring this quest. ‘year more than anything else. “

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