The incessant rumors and conjecture about Aaron Rodgers' future with the Green Bay Packers ended in early March, when the two-time reigning MVP signed a record-shattering three-year, $150 million extension with the team. And during minicamp practice on Tuesday, Rodgers told reporters that he'll "definitely" finish his career in Green Bay, although he's not sure how many more years he'll play. It appears that his contract isn't a clear indicator.
Rodgers, who turned 38 last winter, will need to find a new favorite receiver this upcoming season. One week after signing his mammoth extension, the Packers traded superstar wideout Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, and they elected not to use their pair of 2022 first-round picks on a receiver. Instead, Green Bay took North Dakota State wideout Christian Watson in the second, as well as two other late-rounders. So, it'll be a new-look offense.
"He was asked point-blank if he plans on retiring as a member of the Packers, he said, 'definitely.' And that was his quote," Packers insider Andy Herman told After Hours with Amy Lawrence on Wednesday. "And he didn't necessarily just leave it there. He did say, pretty much everything from here on out, is going to be year-to-year. He said the way his contract was structured, basically makes it so it's a series of one-year deals. Then they can figure things out after that.
"So, two noteworthy things. He doesn't plan on playing for any other team -- he plans on retiring a Packer. But, he's not setting anything up. He said that he doesn't want to set anything in stone. Because, all the sudden, if he wins the Super Bowl and has the opportunity to go out on top, maybe he wants to take that and retire. Or, maybe if he has a bitter taste in his mouth and wants to come back and play again, he can do so as well..."
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