Aaron Rodgers says he doesn’t want ‘a farewell tour’ during what might be last season with the Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers will get ready for the Green Bay Packers this coming season, which might be the most astonishing result of this offseason saga. After months where maybe he made light of his keep going for the association, the NFL’s reigning MVP had the option to meet up with the Packers to resolve a street for him to play for Green Bay in 2021. While that might have gotten Rodgers for the prompt, anything beyond this year remains – as he once portrayed – a “beautiful mystery.”
The rebuilt contract that was settled upon to retouch the fence with Rodgers permits him the chance to leave the association following this year. Given that the club has Jordan Love standing ready behind Rodgers, this has every one of the makings of a “last dance” for the star quarterback in Green Bay. In spite of that, Rodgers made it clear on Wednesday that he doesn’t want his expected flight to spill into a season-long sendoff.
“I don’t want a farewell tour,” said Rodgers, via ESPN. “I don’t know what’s going to happen after the season, but I’m going to enjoy it with the right perspective, for sure, and not look at it as I’m getting through this. I’m going to enjoy the hell out of all of it.”
Truly, Rodgers’ attitude heading into the 2021 season may not be really not quite the same as how he was thinking in 2020. In the aftermath of the Packers drafting Love in the first round, Rodgers conceded that he felt at times that last year would be his final season with Green Bay, regardless on the off chance that he proceeded to win league MVP or not.
“The reason I approached it like that is I just knew when the pick was made that the clock had started, for sure,” Rodgers said. “And I thought unless there was something in the season that really made me feel like I’m going to be here past 2021 that maybe this would be my last year. I didn’t want to be going into a year with some sort of … as a lame duck, like I said. I didn’t think that was fair to what I accomplished and what I mean to this team, and nothing really changed in that regard. I went into the offseason, that [it] could have been it.
“I’m glad that I enjoyed every moment, I’m glad that I led exactly the way I wanted to lead and looked for those conversations with certain guys that needed a pick-me-up at different times. I took the headphones off and enjoyed the surroundings and the road trips and the time with the guys. Yeah, it’s a good template, for sure.”
The Packers are indeed situated to be a significant player in 2021. At Caesars Sportsbook, Green Bay is tied for the fourth-best odds to win Super Bowl LVI. In case they can at last break through the ceiling to falling in the NFC Championship for as long as two years and win a second title under Rodgers, that would be an incredible method to end this amazing time if this really proves to be the stopping point.