The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of trying to keep their franchise quarterback in Aaron Rodgers happy, and also look ahead to the future knowing they will have to have a new signal caller sooner rather than later.
So far cooler heads have prevailed when it comes to making sure that everyone says the right things and stays polite, but that could all come to an end according to former Packer Hall of Fame cornerback Charles Woodson.
Woodson, who lined up for the Packers between 2006 and 2012, made an appearance on CBS Radio, and his opinion is that things between the Pack and Rodgers could get ugly as the two sides continues on in the future.
Mind you Rodgers remains under contract through 2023 and carries a cap hit of over $37 million for 2021 and a base salary of more than $14 million.
Woodson thinks that things between the future Hall of Fame QB and the franchise could get ugly as the team continues to look towards the future.
“I think it could be one of those situations where it gets nasty at some point, somehow in the back and forth between the Packers and Aaron’s agents and then before you know it somehow the thing gets blown up,” the Hall of Fame cornerback said.
“I mean, I certainly hope that doesn’t happen, but you know where there’s smoke there’s fire.”
Rodgers is still one of, if not the best quarterback in all of the NFL. He helped the team get to the NFC Title game before a disappointing loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he also took home the MVP in 2020.
Can the two sides maintain civility or will this start to drag out and get ugly like Woodson says it will?
Only time will tell.