Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Era Heading to a Close According to NFL Analyst
Aaron Rodgers has proven his worth to the Green Bay Packers a thousand times over and his recent personal successes, including back to back NFL MVP awards in 2020 and 2021, are further proof that the 38-year-old is still one of the best in the game but could his time at Lambeau Field be coming to a close.
If Rodgers were to leave the Packers, it would certainly affect their NFL sports betting lines in much the same way Tampa Bay’s odds fell sharply for the few weeks that Tom Brady was retired, but clearly, at some point, Green Bay has to think about the future and a future without their star quarterback may be closer than many may have thought.
Prior to last season, Rodgers’ had looked as if he might be about to leave the Packers, and one of the reasons surrounding his potential departure related to the arrival of Jordan Love, who was to be his competitor for the starting berth.
In the end, any issues were resolved, and the veteran put in another great season, although he failed to take Matt LeFleur’s side past the divisional playoffs, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers in a surprise 10-13 defeat.
NFL analyst LaVar Arrington believes that a changing of the guard could be on the cards in the very near future, stating;
“I have no idea what Green Bay is going to do or what they’re going to look like with the personnel groupings they have at this moment. All I know is that Aaron Rodgers feels like he’s been made whole and that he gets to finish out his career the way he wants to.”
“Keep in mind; you got Jordan Love sitting on the sideline that was a move-up-in-the-first-round-to-get-player that is now going to continue to sit on the sideline. What impact, what bearing will that have on this team?” before adding;
“There are a lot of different things that you can look at that are major factors that could be playing out both on the field and behind the scenes because, when you spend a draft pick like that, and then you extend Aaron Rodgers foreseeably, he’s going through this year.”
Whenever this transition does occur, and it does seem likely this will be sooner rather than later, it’s going to be a monumental shift for the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers is set to start his 18th season at Green Bay, and he’s helped them to the post-season on 12 occasions and took them to a Super Bowl success in the 2010 season, and if he can repeat that success in 2022, then perhaps that would be a logical point to consider moving on or retiring from the game entirely.
Over the course of the last three seasons, he’s achieved a very healthy 41-12 record and thrown 120 touchdowns, and still has the hunger to go one more time to the line in Green Bay colors. All the while, Jordan Love sits waiting patiently for this chance to shine.