Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Still Undecided on His Future in NFL

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in 2017.
Aaron Rodgers with the Packers in 2017. Photo by Scott Kinser/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9295518t)

The Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers still doesn’t know what the future holds for him. During his regular weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers said that he is “not mentally or emotionally at that point” where he can give an answer about his status for the next NFL season.

Rodgers said that all the options are currently on the table, including retiring, returning to Green Bay, or playing for some other franchise. He also added that he believes he can still play at a high level if he decides to continue playing football in 2023.

“I think I can win MVP again in the right situation,” Rodgers told the host Pat McAfee. “Right situation, is that Green Bay or is that somewhere else? I’m not sure. But I don’t think you should shut down any opportunity. Like I said during the season, that’s got to be both sides actually wanting to work together moving forward, and I think there’s more conversations to be had.”

Rodgers struggled in 2022, throwing for just 3,695 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also had 12 picks, his highest total in a single season since 2008.

The Green Bay Packers are coming off a disappointing season that saw them finish 8-9 and miss out on playoffs with a crushing Week 18 loss to divisional rivals Detroit Lions. The franchise’s decision-makers publicly stated that they want Rodgers back, but actually doing that might be challenging.

The biggest question for the Packers is what to do with backup QB Jordan Love if Rodgers comes back. They have to decide on his fifth-year option this offseason, and the Utah State product might get restless sitting on the bench for a fourth consecutive year.

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