When will Aaron Rodgers make his decision?

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After the Green Bay playoff run ended with a one-and-out home loss to the 49ers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he’d make a decision before free agency. Twenty-six days ago, Rodgers said plans to “enjoy the next couple weeks and, you know, I’ve had good conversations with Green Bay and I’ll, you know, do some contemplating and then make a decision here pretty quick.”

“Pretty quick” should have been here by now. Officially, free agency starts in only 10 days. Unofficially, it starts in eight days. Even more unofficially, it’s already happening with the usual conversations that constitute tampering, but that the league office routinely ignores.

Rodgers reportedly is “torn” over his decision. Many are pushing the team’s narrative that no trade talks have occurred regarding Rodgers, which is semantics at best or steaming bullcrap at worst. The decision, at this point, can’t be Green Bay or Not Green Bay. The decision is the Packers or the Broncos, the Packers or the Steelers, the Packers or the Titans.

We’ve urged the application of common sense by those who seem to be far more focused on pushing the team’s official narrative, presumably hopeful to get the coveted news (five minutes before it’s announced) as to where Rodgers is going. The closer we get to March 16, the less likely it is that Rodgers will be going to the Packers and saying, “I want out. Now what?”

“Now what?” as we reported on Friday night, already has been lined up. If the Packers truly haven’t spoken to any other team about a trade, the whole truth would be that they’ve given Rodgers’s representatives a list of acceptable teams and a list of acceptable terms. This allows the Packers to officially cling to the perception that they’ve one nothing to facilitate the exit of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history, that they wanted to keep him but he wanted to go.

Think about this one. Absent advance coordination, things could get awkward and ugly if Rodgers decides this week that he wants to leave and then asks to be traded to a team to which the Packers won’t trade him. What happens if Rodgers says, “I want out, and I want to play for the 49ers” and the Packers say, “No way in hell”?

Rodgers isn’t deciding whether he’d like to see a menu; he’s got the thing open and he’s picking his meal. That reality makes the news that his people recently negotiated a short-term deal with the Packers even more sensible. Rodgers, we believe, currently knows the teams to which the Packers would trade him, the money he’d receive from each destination, the compensation the Packers would secure. It stands to reason that Rodgers also will know what the Packers will pay, if he stays.

Look for the decision to be leaked (and then announced five minutes later) as “Rodgers is leaving,” with his destination leaked (and announced five minutes later) not long after that. Those pushing the team’s narrative will continue to insist that the deal wasn’t already in place before Rodgers made his decision on whether to stay or go. Those who get it will know otherwise.

87 responses to “When will Aaron Rodgers make his decision?

  1. The Packers should stop waiting and make the decision that is best for them. Rodgers might be waiting to see if Adams is tagged first. No one player is greater than the team. It would be unfortunate if the Packers forget that fact.

  2. If the Packers thought Jordan Love was any good this would have already been settled. Much the way the Favre situation was settled. They would take the decision out of Rodgers’ hands, thank him for his greatness, trade him to an AFC team, and move on with Love.

  3. The Packers will tag Adams either way. They won’t let him go to free agency only to get a compensatory 3rd round pick. They can franchise him and trade him with Rodgers. That would make sense for any team willing to offer Rodgers. They know he is already in sync with Adams.

  4. He will play for the Packers and lose again in his first playoff game, at best.

  5. I already have and will be back in Green Bay where the fans worship me and the team is so desperate, they’ll bow to my every demand.. I’m just dragging this on to draw as much attention to myself as I can.

  6. I think Rodgers created this whole leaving Green Bay off-season drama to distract from the fact that he’s the biggest playoff choker this generation of football.

  7. Hopefully it’s the decision to retire. This tool just needs to go away so we don’t have to hear about this anymore.

  8. I hope he goes to whatever team is offering the most compensation. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s going to. I think Brady set the bar too high by winning a Super Bowl in year one in Tampa.

  9. Adams is good but he will never be as good without Rodgers…the time these two spent together is the reason they are a great combo.Rodgers won’t be the same QB anywhere else. Team not just one player!

  10. He already has made his decision. Think about this, he did not like the way the organization handled Farve and he is making sure it does not happen to him. If you think I am crazy then remember this the ball that he broke Farve’s record with was sent to Farve’s grandson as a present. Plus he likes drama.

  11. Cracks me up every time a quarterback’s looking to go somewhere the analysts say Denver just because Peyton Manning did.

  12. Easy, as soon as its guaranteed that Adams – his safety net go to guy is on the team for the next couple of years. No Adams no packers.

  13. GB is dumb. This is why BB walked. One primadonna holding an entire franchise and fanbase hostage.

    GB is gutless and dumb to keep doing this. Call his bluff and deal him to Denver.

  14. Seems to me he’s just enjoying jerking everyone’s chain for all the lousy publicity last fall, only to stay with the Pack, and then go through this process again next year. This is pretty funny.

  15. Packers shouldn’t care. They should tell this Diva to make a list of teams if you want to come back. We are done with you passing up open recievers in the playoffs.

  16. chickensalad43 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I think Rodgers created this whole leaving Green Bay off-season drama to distract from the fact that he’s the biggest playoff choker this generation of football.

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    Here is the last 8 playoff games for two QB’s. Is one of them the “biggest playoff choker”?

    QB – A

    30-54, 329 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int
    29-37, 271 yards, 2 TD, 0 Int
    21-29, 201 yards, 3 TD, 0 Int
    20-36, 280 yards, 3 TD, 3 Int
    18-33, 199 yards, 2 TD, 0 Int
    20-37, 209 yards, 0 TD, 1 Int
    21-35, 262 yards, 0 TD, 1 Int
    30-46, 348 yards, 1 TD, 2 Int
    ———————————
    159-261, 2099 yards, 12 TD, 8 Int

    QB – B

    20-29, 225 yards, 0 TD, 0 Int
    33-48, 346 yards, 3 TD, 1 Int
    23-36, 296 yards, 2 TD, 0 Int
    31-39, 326 yards, 2 TD, 2 Int
    16-27, 243 yards, 2 TD, 0 Int
    27-45, 287 yards, 3 TD, 1 Int
    28-43, 356 yards, 2 TD, 1 Int
    25-40, 362 yards, 4 TD, 0 Int
    ———————————
    203-307, 2441 yards, 18 TD, 6 Int

    QB B’s stats are significantly better than QB A. QB A is Tom Brady. QB B is Aaron Rodgers.

  17. The Packers aren’t winning the Super Bowl whether Rodgers is their QB or not.

  18. If we had a quarterback in Minnesota who had won a super bowl, we’d kiss his posterior as much or more than than the Packers have done with Rodgers and Favre. We wonder what it must be like to have a QB who has won a super bowl for your team.

  19. Stats do not tell us which QB is the best.

    I went and looked at Joe Montana’s stats. I was shocked to see that he had a LOT of interceptions. His stats are very much like Jimmy Garoppolo’s stats. JOe took the Niners to 4 Super Bowls….and 4 Super Bowls.

    Rodgers has much better stats, but unless you are playing fantasy football, stats mean nothing in the playoffs.

  20. If they tag Adams, does that immediately count towards the cap? If so, they can’t do it. They will be over or they need to do MAJOR restructuring

  21. radar773 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 1:30 pm
    Stats do not tell us which QB is the best.

    I went and looked at Joe Montana’s stats. I was shocked to see that he had a LOT of interceptions. His stats are very much like Jimmy Garoppolo’s stats. JOe took the Niners to 4 Super Bowls….and 4 Super Bowls.
    ******************************************
    Wake up. It’s 2022. You must have been asleep for a while. Splash some cold water on your face. If Joe was playing today, he’d have better stats than anyone. It’s a completely different sport. Not allowed to touch receivers. Not allowed to touch QB’s. Offensive linemen are allowed to hold. Not allowed to hit receivers once they make a catch. The QB has all day to throw and the receivers are wide open. Joe would win 10 super bowls if he played in this era. Maybe more. Joe was way better than Brady. Stats don’t tell you anything.

    Rodgers has much better stats, but unless you are playing fantasy football, stats mean nothing in the playoffs.

  22. hailtothe says:
    March 6, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    chickensalad43 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I think Rodgers created this whole leaving Green Bay off-season drama to distract from the fact that he’s the biggest playoff choker this generation of football.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Here is the last 8 playoff games for two QB’s. Is one of them the “biggest playoff choker”?

    ____________________________________________

    Big difference. Player B has an L after most of those games. Player A has a W.

  23. Player B had Mike McCarthy as a coach and Player A had Bill Belicheck. I would start there!

  24. The Packers getting only one ring out of Rodgers’s time will go down in history along with the Packers only getting one ring out of Favre’s time and the Colts only getting one ring in Manning’s time as the worst squandering of QB good fortune ever.

    Trading up in the first round for Jordan Love… no amount of time will ever make that one make sense. That was the death knell.

    Of course, Rodgers has had plenty of chances too, plenty of winnable playoff games that were lost and well within his hands to have changed those outcomes. Sometimes it’s a mystery why there isn’t more success somewhere.

  25. Stats dont mean much – but other than Brady and the Pats – Look at this stat – how many years was AR the starter in GB. How many times did the team make the playoffs? 14 years – 11 playoff appearances. Now is that a good stat?? How much money does a team make when they host a playoff game – given that the NFL takes most of the gate. Quite a bit -parking concessions etc. How much does the City make – quite a bit – even if it is not a home game = bars restaurants etc etc. So people need to stop looking at Brady ( exceptional ) and maybe look at Dan Marino or look at Jim Kelly Fran Tarkenton and tell me that they are the kings of chokes – No they are not – so stop worrying – I remember the pre Favre – ie post Starr days – 1968 -1992? 2 playoff games.

  26. He will make it when he’s ready, that’s fair. And until then we should all worry about something else.

  27. I read that the packers are on the phone everyday with rodgers telling him how much they complete them. The begging and grovelling is quite funny I’m told. No one has any respect left for the packers. Even Aaron Rodgers.

  28. touchback6 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 12:12 pm
    GB is dumb. This is why BB walked.

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    Please stop with the nonsense. BB didn’t walk….Brady and Gronk did. And BB hasn’t won a postseason game since.

  29. You hate Aaron so Much yet 65% of the articles on this website are about him.

  30. This is so predictable. It ends with nobody being willing to give up three #1’s for this drama queen. Then he comes back to the Pack with his tail between his legs and says its not about the money, in the end Green Bay is home, he can’t imagine wearng another uniform, blah, blah, blah,blah.

  31. When will the 2nd best regular season QB decide on which team he will be letting down in
    2022 ?

  32. Favre once announced he was coming back the week of the draft and he was criticized less than Rodgers has this off-season… John Elway retired in late April. As long as it’s done before the start of the league year, nobody really has a right to get bent out of shape about it…

  33. If Rodgers leaves which player will Packer mgmt grovel to next? Who will be the next player that gets to call the shots in green bay?

  34. foreman44 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 10:46 am
    If the Packers thought Jordan Love was any good this would have already been settled. Much the way the Favre situation was settled. They would take the decision out of Rodgers’ hands, thank him for his greatness, trade him to an AFC team, and move on with Love.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    They sat Rodgers for 3 full seasons before moving on from Favre. But by all means, don’t let the actual facts get in the way of your incessant need to troll.

  35. Es El Repollo! says:
    March 6, 2022 at 5:35 pm
    foreman44 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 10:46 am
    If the Packers thought Jordan Love was any good this would have already been settled. Much the way the Favre situation was settled. They would take the decision out of Rodgers’ hands, thank him for his greatness, trade him to an AFC team, and move on with Love.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    They sat Rodgers for 3 full seasons before moving on from Favre. But by all means, don’t let the actual facts get in the way of your incessant need to troll
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    Please let us all know what the chances are that Love will be the next NFL MVP and a future HoFer.

  36. He is under contract for one more year. Packer management will screw up again and hold him to his current contract and the following year he will leave on his own. Gb will not get the plethora of draft choices packer fan thinks he will bring. Face it, Love is your QB for years to come and the packer, lions will be fighting for last place in NFCN😂

  37. Who calls the shots in East Dakota? Anyone who has ever won a super bowl for our Vikings?

  38. Please let us all know what the chances are that Love will be the next NFL MVP and a future HoFer.

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    Slim and none, and Slim just took the last bus out of town!!

  39. hornedhell says:
    March 6, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    hailtothe says:
    March 6, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    chickensalad43 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I think Rodgers created this whole leaving Green Bay off-season drama to distract from the fact that he’s the biggest playoff choker this generation of football.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Here is the last 8 playoff games for two QB’s. Is one of them the “biggest playoff choker”?

    ____________________________________________

    Big difference. Player B has an L after most of those games. Player A has a W.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Sure, just like the consensus of this board was that Matthew Stafford wasn’t any good because he’d never won a playoff game. Now he’s won 4, do you really think he’s a better player now?

  40. This has all the making of a great movie script. Call it “the Grovelling”

  41. I am long since sick of this. A lot of talk for a guy who has won a grand total of one super bowl.

  42. This is more about Rodgers agent trolling for a big pay raise then anything else. I still say Rodgers is waiting on the Packers doing Adams contract first so he knows what his status is. Rodgers and his agent understand if they want a trade now would be the time to ask for it or forget it .
    Teams arent just going to sit back and screw with this they have planning to do do.

  43. Rodgers is an indignant liar spreading unsafe lies, bully, concerned only with himself.

    Packers: please o please come back Aaron? You still like us aaron? Pretty please? With sugar on it?

  44. cheeseisfattening says:

    The begging and grovelling is quite funny I’m told
    +++++
    After reading your stuff over the years it’s not surprising you need to be told when things are funny.

  45. hailtothe says:
    March 6, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t think Rodgers is a choker and I never thought Stafford was unable to win a big game. Do I think Rodgers manufactures drama to take the focus away from another post season disappointment and resulting criticism? Absolutely.

  46. I have a great idea….lets stop talking about it until he does….this is getting as bad as global warming…all talk of doom and gloom..with nothing happening…

  47. skippyx says:
    March 6, 2022 at 3:16 pm
    Brady has 14 GWD in the playoffs. Rodgers has 2. Stat That!
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    That is a great stat!

  48. Cheeseisfattening is a Vikings troll – plain and simple – case closed. He did the same when TT let Favre go. But it is ok – how many Superbowls do the Vikes have —- 0 zero – nada – not one single one.

  49. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 6, 2022 at 6:49 pm
    Rodgers is an indignant liar spreading unsafe lies, bully, concerned only with himself.

    Packers: please o please come back Aaron? You still like us aaron? Pretty please? With sugar on it?

    ——-

    I mean the packers could be paying 45 mil guaranteed to a qb that can’t even get his team into the playoffs

  50. Canadapacker says:
    March 6, 2022 at 7:54 pm
    Cheeseisfattening is a Vikings troll – plain and simple – case closed. He did the same when TT let Favre go. But it is ok – how many Superbowls do the Vikes have —- 0 zero – nada – not one single one.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    He’s a hater, plain and simple. He torments, fat-shames, instigates………and the only thing he’s a fan of is himself. There’s a difference.

  51. The Packers getting only one ring out of Rodgers’s time will go down in history along with the Packers only getting one ring out of Favre’s time and the Colts only getting one ring in Manning’s time as the worst squandering of QB good fortune ever.

    To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, You call that “squandering”?
    THIS is what I call squandering:

    Dan Marino, QB, Miami Dolphins,

    17 seasons (1983-1999)

    One Super Bowl appearance (a 38-16 loss), 1984; then goes 0-for-the-next 15 years

    Three Conference finals (including Super Bowl season), 1-2 record.

    Only 10 total playoff seasons, including a five-year break in appearances.

  52. rodgers is a drama queen & anything but a team player. make your decision, announce it & then go away.

  53. He already has, he’s staying @ Green Bay, he OWNS the Lions/Bears, Bisaccia has the Special-Teams fixed, easy Super Bowl title without Brady/Brees.

  54. hornedhell says:
    March 6, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    hailtothe says:
    March 6, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    chickensalad43 says:
    March 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I think Rodgers created this whole leaving Green Bay off-season drama to distract from the fact that he’s the biggest playoff choker this generation of football.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Here is the last 8 playoff games for two QB’s. Is one of them the “biggest playoff choker”?

    ____________________________________________

    Big difference. Player B has an L after most of those games. Player A has a W.

    ——————————————————————————-

    Rodgers was 4-4, Brady was 5-3. So it’s one game difference. One of the games was head to head and Rodgers put up a way better performance and lost. It’s a team game. Everyone seems to recognize that, except for the QB position.

    The point of my argument was never that Rodgers is a better QB than Brady. It was just that calling Rodgers “the biggest playoff choker” is ridiculous.

  55. I’m sure THE DECISION will be broadcast on a national TV show for which Rodgers will be paid handsomely.

  56. It should be obvious to everyone by now. He’ll announce anything on the McAfee show on a tuesday.

  57. Has there ever been a HOF QB who is more despised by so many of his teams fans ? i doubt it if he’s as smart as he thinks he is he’d move on to some deep south right wing state where we’d feel
    welcomed .

  58. If we tag Adams why would he not hold out and demand a trade that is how you beat the tag ? he’s 30 this is his last huge contract he doesn’t wanna play games with one year deals he want’s a 4-5 year deal for 116 -145 million deal versus the goofy 22million tag money.
    I’m sure he’s friends with Rodgers but if you think he’s gonna take a big cut in pay to play with him
    he’d the the 1st to do that.

  59. Three things are necessary:
    1. Sign Davante (3-years at least)
    2. Trade Jordan Love for whatever you can get
    3. Offer him a chair and a voice in the draft room plus ask him about Free-Agent-signings
    He wants the front office to eat crow and show everyone that it is about him and satisfy his wishes. No less, no more.
    He would never publicly say so, but that’s what the Patriots did for Brady when they traded Jimmy G.

  60. He’s made it but it’s just a question of GB genuflecting up to the last minute,

  61. ImaPayne2 says:
    March 7, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Brady won playoff games, Rodgers won the stat war. Which would you prefer?

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    Again, my point was not that Rodgers is better than Brady. It’s that it’s ridiculous to call Rodgers the biggest playoff choker there is when he actually plays quite well in playoff games. Green Bay has lost playoff games despite having Rodgers, not because of him. Brady’s last playoff game was a loss, and it wasn’t due to Brady “choking” or playing poorly. He was the better QB, but his team still lost. It happens.

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