Aaron Rodgers Has Indicated To People Close To Him He Plans To Play For Packers This Season

According to Ian Rapoport, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has indicated to people close to him he plans to play for Green Bay this season. 

Aaron Rodgers

Rapoport adds there are many factors at play but the expectation is that Rodgers suits up for the Packers this season despite an offseason of speculation to the contrary. 

Rodgers skipped offseason workouts and there has been recent buzz that sportsbooks were preparing for him to retire.

Rodgers’ discontent with the team has been the biggest story in the NFL the past few months. Adam Schefter reported last week that Rodgers turned down a two-year extension from Green Bay this offseason. 

The deal would have tied him to the Packers for five seasons in total and made him the highest-paid player in the NFL, per Schefter. 

Green Bay has maintained that they will not trade Rodgers and plan to have him in place as their quarterback for the foreseeable future, however. 

Packers’ veterans are set to report for training camp on Wednesday, so there should be additional clarity on this situation in the very near future.

Rodgers, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He agreed to a four-year, $134 million extension that includes over $100 million guaranteed in 2018. 

Rodgers is owed base salaries of $15.05 million and $25 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2020, Rodgers appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Rodgers and the Packers as the news is available. 

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