Aaron Rodgers: My play last year may have thrown a wrench into some timelines

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Aaron Rodgers repeated Monday what he said Friday about his future being out of his control. But the Packers quarterback went into more detail.

The Packers invited speculation about Rodgers’ future when they traded up to draft Rodgers’ heir apparent, Jordan Love, in the first round a year ago. They have their starting quarterback on a year-to-year arrangement, and maybe the Packers already would have traded Rodgers if not for his MVP season in 2020.

Rodgers played like he had a chip on his shoulder in winning a third MVP award, making the Packers’ decision on his immediate future for them.

But since the Packers haven’t restructured Rodgers’ contract to give him the job security he covets, his future beyond 2021 remains in doubt.

“Well, look, I’m not insulated completely from all those conversations [with people speculating about his future],” Rodgers told Pat McAfee on his show Monday. “I think part of it is you have to have some understanding of what’s going on out there. We’re exactly where we were last year when I made comments after the draft and throughout the season. I don’t feel like any of that’s changed. Even my comments even directly after the last game. . . . Some people made assumptions based on what I said. Nothing’s really changed. My future is really, a lot of it is out of my control. That’s why I use phrases like beautiful mystery, because it is quite uncertain which direction that things are going to go. All I can do is play my best, and I feel like I did do that and may have thrown a wrench into some timelines that may have been thought about or desired.

“But ultimately things haven’t really changed on that front. I meant what I said last year about really being at peace with the whole thing, and that hasn’t really changed. I feel good about the way I played. I feel good about the way I led. I loved our interactions and everything that this show provided for me last year. I think people got a raw look at honest conversations about the future and someone who’s not bitter or disappointed or frustrated about things that they realize they can’t control. My future is one of them and I’ve kind of surrendered to what’s going to happen and just confident in what I bring to the table and how I played last year and everything else is for speculation, and I’m sure there will be plenty of it.”

Rodgers, 37, completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 48 touchdowns and five interceptions last season. The Packers, though, lost in the NFC Championship Game to the Buccaneers, who won it all with Tom Brady in his first season as the team’s quarterback.

The Packers have not won the Super Bowl since 2010.

29 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: My play last year may have thrown a wrench into some timelines

  1. Mind blowing. put Rodgers on a team that likes to spend and care about their quarterback and see them win multiple championships.

  2. How did the Packers, to the letter, repeat the same mistakes they made with Favre?

  3. Imagine it BB was his GM and Coach? Rodgers would have way
    more than that 1 ring.

  4. As a Packers fan, I am sad is sad to say that some people or in this case organizations never learn how to support a player

  5. I see Rodgers as one of those guys who could play into his forties, and play very well, like Brady. The Packers should take a lesson from the Patriots and give him a contract that will keep him there until he retires. He’s one of the best ever…not all QB’s age the same way.

  6. The outstanding regular season play or the hesitant qb that failed to run the ball into the end zone in the NFC championship game?

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 5, 2021 at 3:05 pm
    Don’t fool yourself aaron, your spite comes from bitterness.

    I’d be really bitter too if my team had never won a Super Bowl in 60 years of existence.

  8. I’m a Packers fan. Packers have botched this worse than they botched it with Favre, but man does Aaron love him some drama. Diva QB at it’s finest, but I’ll take it over the NFCN alternatives.

  9. Someone is awfully full of himself. Notice how Brady never uses I when he talks. It’s all about team. With Rogers, it’s always about him.

  10. Rodgers is good but not good enough to make the players around him better.

  11. He’s got nothing to worry about — he’s still good and probably will remain that way for at least 3 more years. He’ll either be good for the Pack or good for some other team. A good GM would recognize that and build a roster around him to maximize the team’s unique advantage.

  12. As great as a QB that he is, there is really something about Rodgers that I can’t stand. With that being said, I still don’t get why they drafted Love. He was really that good that they had to pick him? I don’t get it…

  13. He is a great leader when all goes well when it doesn’t he leadership quality diminishes.

    He had a very good year last year, though he was hardly touched all season, then when they were in the drivers seat in the playoffs what happenned….they were eliminated at home ..and yet because he won the mvp he was more than satisfied with the season….a true leader would not be.

  14. Rodgers to the bucs after brady. Calling it now, it sets up to perfectly

  15. The timeline was adjusted when he failed to capitalize on 3 second half INTs my Brady.

  16. Yes, Rodgers had a great year last year, but it might actually be Tom Brady’s season that makes the Packers decide the grass might not be any greener on the other side of the fence. Green Bay doesn’t want to experience what New England went through. They let Brady go to a team that hadn’t won a single playoff game in 18 years, and they watched him win a Lombardi Trophy. That’s painful, especially when you miss the playoffs entirely.

  17. Well, I’ve seen this happen before. Even to Brady. The team that put the most pressure on the opposing quarterback won the Super Bowl.

  18. Do we know that it’s the Packers who don’t want to restructure Rodgers’ contract? Or is it Rodgers who wants to be a free agent in one or two years?

  19. Wow, the delicious irony of your last statement is priceless.
    Pot, meet Kettle. 🤣

  20. The Packers signed the best left tackle in the league to an extension last year. Brought back one of the best running backs in the league. Are about to extend the best receiver in the league. They also signed his buddy Bobby Tonyan, an up and coming tight end. Rodgers has all the weapons he needs. Time for him to step up in the playoffs for a change.

  21. Time for him to step up in the playoffs for a change.

    Time for his D to step up.

    35 points allowed per game in his Playoff losses.

    Can’t win with that in the Playoffs.

  22. His defense picked off Wilson 4 times in the 2015 NFC Championship game and Brady three times this year. Can’t lose those games.

  23. The 2014 implosion is on Rodgers?

    An absolute meltdown on defense and special teams?

    Is this the part where I blame Brady for the helmet catch?

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