Munich/Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers remains uncertain. After the playoff defeat against the San Francisco 49ers, the 38-year-old made it clear that he will not be part of a rebuild with the Packers. Even before the season, there were rumors that Rodgers was leaving the franchise. In addition, there were repeated discussions about his corona immunization during the season. The position of those responsible is still clear: Aaron Rodgers should stay.
Head Coach Matt LaFleur said: “Every conversation I’ve been involved in with ‘Gutey’ (Brian Gutekunst; GM), Russ (Ball; Director of Football Operations) and Mark (Murphy; Team President) was clear. There is no debate.”
LaFleur has already spoken to Rodgers but declined to divulge details of that conversation. He also doesn’t put pressure on his quarterback: “I’ll be respectful. No matter what he has to do to make the best decision for himself. We would love for him to remain a ‘packer’ and until the day he retires ‘Packer’ stays.”
Matt LaFleur is desperate to bring Aaron Rodgers back
“I will do everything in my power to bring him back and make sure he’s happy with the path we’re on and sees that we can continue to be successful,” said the 42-year-old.
LaFleur continued: “There will be no rebuild. I don’t think that’s the intention of anyone here.” Still, the Packers have a tough offseason ahead of them. In addition to Rodgers, the Wisconsin franchise could also lose star wide receiver Davante Adams. The 29-year-old, who ended the season with 11 touchdowns and a career-high 1,553 receiving yards, will become a free agent.
The Packers are way above cap, even a franchise tag that would hold Adams for another year might not be possible given the cap situation. But even with this personality, LaFleur remains optimistic: “Adams is another player that we would like to keep. I said that he deserves the respect of all his teammates and coaches.”
So it’s completely unclear whether Green Bay will welcome its star duo back next season. In the traditional “exit interviews,” Aaron Rodgers did not speak to reporters. He is expected to express himself for the first time on “The Pat McAfee Show”, on which he has been a regular guest this season. Maybe he’ll shed some light on his future there.
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