Will The Packers Move On From QB Aaron Rodgers After 2021?

It seems that every superstar quarterback is supposedly looking to move on to another team in 2021.

From Ben Roethlisberger’s soon to be ‘farewell’ tour in Pittsburgh, to the Seahawks trying to do what they can to change the offense and make Russell Wilson happy, there’s been lots of rumors and chatter about the future of the position in the NFL.

One such player who is being talked about is longtime Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who led his team to the NFC Title game at home last year before losing to buddy Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

There have been a lot of rumors about whether Rodgers will move on after 2021, and at least one media member, David Samson, believes that Rodgers will be gone after this upcoming season.

Don’t forget the Pack drafted QB Jordan Love in round one last year and will want to see at some point what he can do on the field in a starting role.

“So the Packers would get two years of Jordan Love and then maybe sign his fifth-year rookie option,” Samson said on his show Nothing Personal with David Samson.

“So they could get three years before deciding whether or not he’s the next franchise quarterback following [Brett] Favre and Rodgers. But if you had no plans to do that with Jordan Love, then you would’ve converted Rodgers.

“I’m not sure why Packers fans aren’t up in arms. But the executives are very aware that they’ve got him for one more year then they’re going to move on.”

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports that A-Rod does not want to be a QB just playing out his deal, and that he would like a contract extension from the Pack, but that  seems unlikely with Love waiting in the wings.

The Packers paid Rodgers $6.8 million in a roster bonus last week rather than converting it into a signing bonus, which would’ve saved the team $4.5 million in salary cap space.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. I’m a Packers fan…the Head Coach has gone 26-6 in his first 2 seasons, and 2-2 in the postseason with 2 appearances in the NFC Championship game. No, I have not lost confidence in him. He’s helped to quickly turn around a mess that McCarthy had left behind. The Packers did this same thing with Favre, and the media was up in arms about it then as well. It’s gotten real old along with the stupid narrative about not having a first round WR (Adams, Nelson, Cobb and Jennings were all 2nd round picks…and the Pack has invested in the OL to the point where it is one of the best in the league). Brady is a unicorn, this is a young mans’ game, and as good as Rodgers is, he is not immortal. He’s not the runner he once was, and last year was the only year he’s been consistently healthy in the past 4 seasons. And as much as I appreciate Rodgers, he has trouble winning the big ones for whatever reason…not all his fault, it’s a team game, but he’s certainly part of it. Heck they picked off Brady 3 times in the 2nd half of the NFC Championship game and only got 3 points out of it. That was a big missed opportunity for Rodgers to capitalize and get back to a SB.

  2. Comparing Rodgers to Dilfer is quite foolish…guessing James7 is a Bears fan. Also, saying Brady “smashed” Rodgers in the NFC Championship game is also foolish. Rodgers really out-played Brady…heck, Brady threw 3 INTs. Sure, Rodgers couldn’t find a way to get a win, but the Bucs have a much better defense than Green Bay…look at what the did to Mahomes. Green Bay was the 2nd best team in the NFL, again that is not the ultimate goal, but to act like Lambeau is burning down is ridiculous.

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