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Aaron Rodgers’ decision supposedly coming soon

The Green Bay Packers are waiting for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to figure out what he wants to do next season.

Aaron Rodgers has emerged from the darkness. And, perhaps literally and figuratively, is headed toward the light.

With the Green Bay Packers waiting to hear if Rodgers wants to spend a 19th season in green and gold, the team has been coy at the NFL Scouting Combine about whether he’s part of their plans moving forward.


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However, for his part, Rodgers says he’s made some progress.

On Wednesday’s Aubrey Marcus Podcast, Rodgers spoke about his need to make a decision on his future, and the belief it will come soon, per ESPN:

“I feel really good about the conversations that are going to be had, that have been had with important people in my life, yourself included, that helped orient me. But I’m not looking for somebody to tell me what the answer is. All the answers are right inside me, and I touched on many of them — and definitely the feelings on both sides — during the darkness, and I’m thankful for that time. There’s a finality to the decision, and I don’t make it lightly.

“I don’t want to drag anybody around. Look, I’m answering questions about it because they asked about it. I’m talking about it because it’s important to me. If you don’t like it, if you think it’s drama, you think I’m being a diva or whatever, just tune it out. That’s fine. But this is my life, it’s important to me, and I’ll make a decision soon enough and then we’ll go down that road and be really excited about it.”

At some point, Green Bay needs to be realistic. The roster isn’t anywhere near championship caliber, with the Packers having gone 8-9 last season. General manager Brian Gutekunst also knows his team is facing a cap crunch. As a result, they will lose some veterans in the coming weeks.


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Ultimately, the only path towards improvement is crushing the draft for the next year or two. That could give Green Bay one last hope of winning a Super Bowl with Rodgers, who turns 40 next season. Short of that, though, the Packers are entering a new phase which could see Jordan Love take over as the starter in his fourth year, while Green Bay adds draft capital with a Rodgers trade to help rebuild the team.

By keeping Rodgers around, the Packers have a better chance to rebound in 2023, but to what extent? While the NFL is cyclical and teams can go from fringe postseason participants to Super Bowl bound — hello, Philadelphia Eagles — Green Bay has only reached the Super Bowl once in Rodgers’ career, and that was back in 2010.

Rodgers is a great player and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but a trade could benefit both parties.

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