Not many would argue against Aaron Rodgers being one of the greatest quarterbacks of his generation, but it’s been a rough year for the MVP. The Green Bay Packers have lost more games than they’ve won, and this during a year that they were expected to be one of the strongest teams in the league. Even the Minnesota Vikings, who weren’t projected to be any good this year, are running circles around the Packers in the NFC North.
It’s hard to know just what’s going on in Rodgers’ head, but he’s opening up about his crazy season with the Packers. There are rumors he might step down after the team’s bye-week to let Jordan Love would fill out the 2022 season.
When asked about the idea of stepping down, Rogers said that he hopes it doesn’t come to that, but if it does, he understands. He still thinks the Packers can win their final five games.
“Look, I’d love to finish the season out,” Rodgers said via PackersNews.com, “but I understand this is a business and there’s a lot of us kind of older guys who play a decent amount, and they might want to see some younger guys play. Hopefully we don’t have to have that conversation, but if that conversation comes up, I’ll approach it with an open mind without any bitterness or resentment. Obviously, like I said, I want to win out, and then we don’t have to have those conversations.” He added, “But I understand if we don’t, that it’s a possibility to have that conversation.”
So, what about beyond this season? When asked if he might retire, which seems more likely due to his injuries, Rodgers said it’s possible but didn’t shine much light into the idea. “That’s an assumption,” Rodgers said, “that this place won’t look any different next year. So I think that’s part of the conversation.” Read the full article here.