Aaron Rodgers “Definitely” Intends to Retire as a Packer

Aaron Rodgers with Green Bay Packers in 2017
Aaron Rodgers with Green Bay Packers in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9010037ah)

At the end of the 2021 NFL season, it seemed like there was a good chance Aaron Rodgers would move on from the Green Bay Packers and suit up for another franchise. But that is now completely off the table according to the back-to-back NFL MVP.

Rodgers’ commitment to the Packers has been all over the place in the past year. He first asked to be traded before accepting to return last season. The 38-year-old player then mulled retirement after the campaign ended, only to circle back and ink a three-year, $150 million extension with the franchise.   

The ups-and-downs of the relationship between Rodgers and Green Bay have now been put to rest as the veteran quarterback is now looking toward being Packer for life. He confirmed this while speaking with the media during the mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Rogers discussed his improved correspondence with the Packers’ front office and said that was one of the reasons why he now feels even more comfortable in Green Bay. This prompted one reporter to ask him whether he plans to retire in Green Bay.

“Yes, definitely,” Rodgers responded.

Speaking further on the subject of retirement, Aaron Rodgers said that he isn’t sure how long he is going to play. Despite having three years left on his deal, Rodgers explained that it isn’t guaranteed he’ll play for so long.

“We’ll sit down after the season, hopefully after a championship, and figure out what the next step is,” he said.

The uncertainty about his future didn’t affect Rodgers’ performances at all last season. He won his second straight MVP award after leading the Packers to a 13-3 record and throwing for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. Green Bay finished as the top seed in NFC but was eliminated in the Divisional Round of playoffs.

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