Green Bay G.M. says Aaron Rodgers will lead the Packers for “next few years”

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Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst says not only will Aaron Rodgers be back in Green Bay in 2021, but in 2022 and beyond as well.

Gutekunst said today that the Packers aren’t trading Rodgers and Rodgers isn’t retiring.

“He’s going to be a part of our future, and we look forward to all the runs we’re going to be able to make here over the next few years,” he said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Rodgers said after the Packers lost the NFC Championship Game that he doesn’t know what the future holds, which led to a great deal of talk around the NFL that he might want out.

One way Gutekunst could put his money where his mouth is would be to give Rodgers a new contract, one that doesn’t make it easy for the Packers to move on from him after the 2021 season, as his current contract does.

Gutekunst traded up in the first round of last year’s draft for quarterback Jordan Love, which obviously raised the question of how much longer the Packers believe Rodgers will be their starting quarterback. By playing at an MVP level in 2020, Rodgers quieted those questions. But as long as Love is there, and as long as Rodgers’ contract makes it easy for the Packers to move on a year from now, those questions won’t be completely silenced.

30 responses to “Green Bay G.M. says Aaron Rodgers will lead the Packers for “next few years”

  1. Apparently the Rams’ offer of their first round draft picks from 2040-45 wasn’t enough for GB.

  2. AR, get the hell out. I left GB when I turned 18 and haven’t been back since. The 3 musketeers (Gute, Murf & Flower) don’t have a clue how to develop a SB team or care to do so.

  3. In other words, you wasted the first-round pick you traded up for and you’re admitting it after less than a year.

  4. They really believe in Love don’t they? On the other hand, when it comes time to extend his rookie contract they will save a bunch of money.

  5. Here’s the lesson to all GMs:

    When you have one of the all-time greats at QB, you ride with him and try to win now until his skills decline. Then you go about finding your next QB.

    The HC and FO in Green Bay thought they were smarter than they really are.

  6. So, spending a first and a fourth to acquire Love last year was a complete waste of draft capital, which had it been used effectively, the Packers might be playing Sunday.

  7. “He’s going to be a part of our future, and we look forward to all the runs we’re going to be able to make here over the next few years,”

    Is this a dig at Aaron for not running for the TD?

  8. One way to keep him happy would be to get him some offensive help for once instead of trading up to draft his replacement. This is not the Brett Favre situation at all because Rodgers never threatened to retire multiple times.

  9. Good news Green Bay fans you have a few more years of Brett Favre’s clone. A few more years of not getting it done, and then a few more press conferences of Aaron saying this might be it, and I’m not sure what the future holds, but this losing isn’t my fault blah blah blah

  10. 33yy says:
    February 1, 2021 at 11:29 am
    Here’s the lesson to all GMs:

    When you have one of the all-time greats at QB, you ride with him and try to win now until his skills decline. Then you go about finding your next QB.

    The HC and FO in Green Bay thought they were smarter than they really are.

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    Based on this advice, the Packers would not have drafted Rodgers 16 years ago.

  11. Doesn’t Jordan Love have to beat out Tim Boyle before we can talk about him as the starter?

  12. Lead them to what? Good to great regular seasons then playoff disappointment? #overrated

  13. Hard to say that for sure. Rodgers might hit that wall or suffer an injury. Just enjoy him for as long as you can….

  14. Packers lose their best OLmen this year and their WRs next year. GB won’t sniff above 500 for decades…

  15. Reclaiming My Time says:
    February 1, 2021 at 11:11 am

    In other words, you wasted the first-round pick you traded up for and you’re admitting it after less than a year.

    +++++

    The Vikings should have done that with Treadwell.

  16. If the rams traded 2 firsts and a third for Stafford, I wonder what they offered for Rodgers? 5 first rounders? 10? (as well as Goff) Who knows, as we have seen that the rams have no regard for their first-round picks.

  17. I say if they were smart they would trade him now and get something for him. GB is a team in need of help on both sides the ball. Lots of free agents leaving in March and not enough money or draft picks to fix the mess.

  18. It also means the packers know that he is the team. Without Rodgers, this could be thee worse team in football. They have zero stars and or playmakers on this team other then Adams who cant pass to himself

  19. Really, you can just see envy oozing from messages posted above — listen to Gutey and LaFleur — as Freud said, “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Get over it. Aaron is the Packers QB — he’s the league MVP. He’s not going anywhere.

  20. Green Bay is a has been. They’ve been a has been for years – even through the wins. They just can’t get it done. Look away Green Bay, look away…

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