The Green Bay Packers shocked the football world by drafting Jordan Love with the 26th pick overall in the NFL Draft. This prompted rumors of Aaron Rodgers getting out of Green Bay (and possibly New England). This has also prompted former Packers quarterback Brett Favre to have some interesting conversations with Rodgers, who happens to be the guy that replaced Favre.
However, this is mere speculation. Aaron Rodgers just signed a hefty four-year contract extension worth $134 million with Green Bay not too long ago. Rodgers's cap hit will edge close to $40 million in the next two seasons after 2020 alone. Offloading that sort of contract will require a great deal of cap space... and a miracle.
Yes, Rodgers does have an option after the 2022 season. But Rodgers's base salary goes up after that season as well, to the tune of $25 million. That's not including the incentives, which include getting over 72.5 snaps and making the divisional round game (and further). Why would Rodgers walk away from that?
As for New England, Bill Belichick is probably going to look for younger options. Getting Rodgers in New England for the short term sounds nice. Rodgers would be a solid fit in the Erhardt-Perkins system, after all. But Belichick will probably look at Jarrett Stidham or even getting Andy Dalton, both of which are younger than Rodgers.
This summer and the future will be interesting regarding the future of Aaron Rodgers. Yes, there's speculation that he wants out. But it isn't true... yet (plus, he's a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks). Which means Rodgers is going to be staying put for a while.
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