Report: Aaron Rodgers has told people close to him he plans to play for Packers

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The sports books can put the Packers-related wagers back on the board.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that quarterback Aaron Rodgers “has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for [the Packers] this season.” Rapoport adds, however, that there are “many factors at play.”

One of the factors, frankly, is whether the Packers will give Rodgers a contract that gives credence to CEO Mark Murphy’s claim that the team is committed to Rodgers for 2021 and beyond. Under the current contract, the lone commitment applies to 2021. It would take a new deal with a new structure to keep the Packers from having the ability after the coming season to move on from Rodgers.

Meanwhile, it’s curious to say the least that Rodgers kept his mouth shut for months, and that the news of his intent to play for the Packers emerged only after Murphy and G.M. Brian Gutekunst had to face fans at the annual shareholders meeting.

34 responses to “Report: Aaron Rodgers has told people close to him he plans to play for Packers

  1. I swear he’s just jealous of all the attention Stafford got this off season. Can’t take it when the spotlight is off of him for 5 minutes.

  2. “Murphy and G.M. Brian Gutekunst had to face at the annual shareholders meeting”.

    Whoa whoa whoa……..Packer folks tell us all the time they’re owners.

  3. That’s convenient because everyone else on the planet has also been planning for him playing for the Packers. Glad Aaron is onboard now too

  4. That’s a relief! I’m looking forward to losing the NFC championship game again.

  5. That picture shows enough of his age to where maybe teams probably reconsidered trading for him regardless

  6. Call me shocked. Shocked I tell you!

    Kudos to Rodgers for keeping his mouth shut and controlling his own message. That’s how you do it.

  7. And those people “close to him” ran and told the press so the press could run and tell us?

  8. Did people read the article? If Rodgers doesn’t get multi year deal, he won’t play and he’s pinning the blame on Murphy and Gutie. He has them where he wants them. Feel sorry for Jordan Love.

  9. He used all this media mud dragging to try to get somebody fired like he did with mcarthy. Didn’t work this time.

  10. “Is he done holding his breath and stomping his feet yet?”

    No. Not by a long shot.

  11. Of course he will. The option to stay and play for the greatest franchise in the NFL and in the history of the NFL and the only one that is fan-owned, is too much to pass up.

  12. He’s a toddler who just threw a temper tantrum because things didnt go his way

  13. Conspiracy theory: what if the NFL just paid A-Rog to be cryptic and mysterious about playing for the Packers just to stir up social media and keep the NFL in headline news through the whole offseason. Should be worth a cool $500k of “marketing” money, right?!

  14. Perhaps he expected more fan backlash at them to apply pressure to the situation and when that didn’t occur he was forced to reevaluate. Regardless this has been a complete circus. Not sure anyone in Packers colors from him to front office to fans has come out of this the better

  15. Maybe he thought fans would be clamoring for the heads of the front office. Since that didn’t happen, he probably realizes that HE’S the one looking silly in this whole thing.

  16. I wonder if there is a team that would trade a bunch of draft capital for a mid thirties QB diva QB with personality issues???

  17. skolvikings2017 says:
    July 26, 2021 at 1:04 pm
    “Murphy and G.M. Brian Gutekunst had to face at the annual shareholders meeting”.

    Whoa whoa whoa……..Packer folks tell us all the time they’re owners.

    ____

    Yes. That’s what a shareholder is.

  18. Rodgers is an old man playing a young mans game.he had better hope his line protects those old brittle bones or he will be watching Love take over his job from the DL,maybe permanently.

  19. That sound you just heard was the collective fans of the Lions, Vikings and Bears all soiling their linens. 🤣

  20. He was coming back the entire time and played everybody and their brother like a fiddle. It made absolutely no sense not to play this year yet many sucked up the media hype like a $1000 bottle of booze.

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