Will Aaron Rodgers be playing with another team come 2023?
The Green Bay Packers quarterback reiterated Friday on SportsCenter that his future with the team is not in his control.
Speaking to Kenny Mayne about ending his career with Green Bay, Rodgers said, “I don’t know that a lot of that’s in my hands.”
“So far, it’s definitely been my team,” Rodgers told Kenny Mayne on ESPN. “I said last year I didn’t know if that was actually possible to be able to finish there. I still feel that’s kind of where we’re at. I don’t know that a lot of that is in my hands. I guess we’ll just kind of see as we go.”
Mayne then followed that question by asking the future hall of fame QB why he wouldn’t proclaim that he’s a Packer for life.
Rodgers chuckled before answering, “”Ken, you and I both know that’s not how it works.”
Back in January, Rodgers expressed a similar sentiment on The Pat McAfee Show:
“To me, a reality, not a certainty or an absolute, is that my future is not in my hands.
“Now, that’s really the case of all of us as players. Naturally, there’s time when you let your mind go to maybe, ‘I’m going to be a Packer for life.’ Or, ‘I’m going to be like a Tim Duncan or [Derek] Jeter or Kobe [Bryant] and play with one team my entire career.’ Naturally, you dream about that. That’s kind of like a dream scenario. I’ve talked about that for much of my career. When they drafted Jordan [Love], it was more the reality kicking in. Like, hey, that’s actually never the case. There are no absolutes in this business.”
Rodgers is under contract with the Packers through the 2023 season, but the team could release him after the 2022 campaign and save $25.5 million in cap space.