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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.