Aaron Rodgers undecided on returning, wouldn’t have any regrets walking away

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers does not know whether Sunday night’s loss to the Lions was his last game as a Packer, or the last game of his NFL career.

Rodgers said he will take some time to “take the emotion out of it” before saying what his future holds. But Rodgers also said he expects to make his decision fairly soon so the Packers know how to plan for 2023.

“I’m not going to hold them hostage. We’re still in January here. March is free agency,” Rodgers said.

Asked if he could play for another team, Rodgers answered, “I don’t know. I don’t like saying never.”

Rodgers acknowledged it’s going to be a tough decision.

“At some point the carousel comes to a stop and it’s time to get off, and I think you kind of know when that is,” Rodgers said. “And that’s what needs to be contemplated. Is it time? Also, what’s the organization doing? That’s part of it as well. But the competitive fire is always going to be there. I don’t think that ever goes away. Sometimes it gets transferred to other things that might not ever fill that large void. But like I said, I feel good about what I’ve accomplished in this league and wouldn’t have any regrets walking away.”

24 responses to “Aaron Rodgers undecided on returning, wouldn’t have any regrets walking away

  1. Good Luck in your future endeavors, and thanks in advance for not waiting until draft day to make your wishes known (this time).

  2. Never saw it covered anywhere but in a Fins fan site, but in an on field interview after he beat the Dolphins he called the Dolphins a team he’d really like to play for. Funny how no one caught that as it was such a bizarre in season comment…

  3. Rogers was very poor this season, whether his juice is gone or he did it on purpose to get traded, is another matter

  4. Rodgers is washed up. Like Favre, his last pass as a Packer will be an interception.

  5. Aaron is not retiring.
    He is not walking away from all that money that he has guaranteed coming to him

  6. “I’m not going to hold them hostage.” Rodgers said.

    What is different this year, Aaron? You had no problem doing it last year.

    If you hadn’t held them hostage last year, you wouldn’t have received all that “generational wealth” (again) just last year.

    I just can’t see you walking away from $60 Million dollars (that you don’t need) because you have shown that your worship of money is the most important thing in your life. Time after time, while still under contract, you demanded to be made the highest paid player in the NFL.

    This was a detriment to putting a true SB team worthy of your “greatness” for which you blamed the team for.

    Three years in a row, the last game at Lambeau Field was a loss.

    The last two of which, your performance (or lack thereof), was a major reason for the defeat.

    2021 – 20 for 29 for 225 yards with no TD’s – 91.2 QBR

    2022 – 17 for 27 for 205 yards with 1 TD and 1 pick – 83.1 QBR

    Besides, you don’t want to retire and have your last NFL pass to be a game losing INTERCEPTION.

    It’s been 21 games since you last had a 300 yard game (last one – against Chicago on 12/12/21). Prior to this season, you have always had 4 or more per season (even in the 2013 and 2017 injury shortened seasons).

    The drop-off in your performance has been dramatic and your ego is such that you feel the need to prove you still have “it”.

    Whether you play in GB or somewhere else next year, you will be back to get that $60 Million dollars you held GB hostage for last year.

  7. He’s a twelve-year postseason loser and has reached the Fat Elvis phase of his career. I’m ready for some Love.

  8. Aaron Rodgers would be a fool to walk away from all that guaranteed money our terrible GM gave him. Assuming someone competent drew up his contact, he would seemingly have to repay tens of millions of dollars to walk away three years early. That seems very unlikely.

  9. Green Bay should just move on from Rodgers. Give Jordan Love a chance, or bring someone else in. Green Bay and their fans have got to be tired for Rodgers antics.

  10. “I’m not going to hold them hostage.” Rodgers said. ‘again, like I usually do’

  11. There’s 58 million reasons he’ll be back. Even absurdly rich people don’t say no to an easy 58 million. As a packers fan, it’s time, time to grow and change. Time to let the HOF depart in a trade or the fluke chance he retires. They’ll surely have to eat some part of that money even if they find a trading partner. In spite of his pedigree, if you’ve seen him play this year, or in playoff games the last 3-4, I’m not sure what team wants to roll the dice on a soon to be 40 year old.

  12. Green Bay should just move on from Rodgers. Give Jordan Love a chance, or bring someone else in. Green Bay and their fans have got to be tired for Rodgers antics.

    5-game skid where the season was essentially over.. Rodgers had multiple injuries and was mostly ineffective…. and the Packers didn’t turn it over to Love.

    All that tells me is, he’s not the answer to any of the Packers problems.

  13. He was pretty bad by Aaron Rodgers standards. Not Russell Wilson bad, but pretty bad. Aaron is really fortunate that league QB play is generally so bad that teams are desperate enough to roll the dice on former super stars. The NFC Pro Bowl QBs are Jalen Hurts, Geno Smith and Kirk Cousins. Historically those guys would be viewed as marginal starters. Despite his flaws, there still will be a market for Aaron’s services if he wants to play.

  14. Just Goooooooooooo Gooooooo already had enough of him he’s nothing but an grossly overpaid lying diva game manager let the era of Love begin.

  15. Fans are so easily confused while the stupid contract agreed by our stupid GM can be re-written when both sides want a divorce which i do believe they do let’s face it he will never win a SB in GB again
    let him drive some other fan base crazy with his moronic childish antics.

  16. AR 12 is done, it’s time to move on, what a horrible packer season it was. Time to revamp and get a new QB

  17. I no longer like the guy, but his post game presser was actually pretty good. There are two choices, retire or stick around with the Pack for one more year to earn all that dough. The contractual structure doesn’t really allow for any other practical alternatives. He’s still the Pack’s best option for 2023. I’d be surprised if he isn’t back.

  18. In the movie “Tombstone”, the Earps were leaving town and paused to talk with Curly Bill. After Wyatt said his piece, Curly Bill smirked and said, “Well, ‘bye!”

  19. the Packers could offset the signing bonus against the guaranteed money and pay Rodgers a per annum amount equal to the difference over time and take the hit if he agrees to quit. He needs to go. When fans stand up and cheer when he tosses a 10 yard pass, he has lost what made fans actually love him. Unitas said he quit when that happened to him on the field.

  20. Rodgers is going nowhere. I will give you 60 million reasons. Love is not the answer, or he would have played when Rodgers was hurt. Green Bay is standing on the corner of Rock and Hard Place. We will watch it again next year.

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