Aaron Rodgers is currently under contract through 2023 and carries a cap hit of over $37 million for 2021 and a base salary of more than $14 million.
It’s pretty obvious that the team has his replacement in place after they traded up to draft quarterback Jordan Love during the 2020 NFL draft.
Charles Woodson, who played for Green Bay between 2006 and 2012, was asked about his Super Bowl-winning teammate Aaron Rodgers, and what he expected for the quarterback’s future on CBS Radio.
He is predicting things to get quite nasty between him and the franchise.
“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 responded to the team drafting a QB by leading the squad to an NFC Championship appearance and winning the MVP.
The Packers still fell short of the Super Bowl, and now the star QB wants a new contract. Woodson thinks the ending will have Rodgers jumping ship.
“The Packers of course were going to say, we’re going to take the best player available, and this wasn’t about looking to the future, but this is looking to the future,” Woodson said. “I know that [Rodgers] had to be thinking, ‘Bring me somebody in here that’s gonna help me immediately, you know not somebody that has to sit behind me for the next two or three years or whatever it is.’ So I think he ends up ending his career in another place.
“You think about over the years the great players that have played most of their careers in one place and then gone on to play somewhere else. Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, myself — I left twice. At some point, the team is gonna start looking to the future.”