Aaron Rodgers has reportedly told people close to him that he expects to play for the Packers this season.
According to Ian Rapoport, the superstar passer has “indicated” that he plans on returning to Green Bay this season after spending months trying to get traded. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for GB this season, sources say. That is the expectation. Many factors at play, but with GM Brian Gutekunst saying he is “hopeful” for a positive outcome, there is a glimmer of optimism.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2021
During a Monday interview with Pat McAfee, Rapoport added that he doesn’t know when Rodgers will report but that he’s “comfortable” with the information he’s received.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 26, 2021
Honestly, the saga surrounding Aaron Rodgers is just exhausting at this point. It seems like we have new information every few hours.
One moment, we’re hearing that Rodgers might retire at some point this week. The next, Ian Rapoport is out here reporting that he might play for the Packers this season.
At this point, I don’t know what to believe.
The folks at @PointsBetUSA tell PFT that the Packers’ over-under win total wager was removed from board midday Friday due to speculation that Aaron Rodgers will retire next week. https://t.co/rxuBufDR8R
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 24, 2021
What I do know is that I’m sure this is the last unexpected update with all this drama before we’re finished. There will be more.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this saga with Rodgers and the Packers, you better be ready for things to change at any moment.
This off-season, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and player in football.
Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
Keep checking back for the latest updates as we have them.