The “will he or will he not?” question revolving around Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was finally answered by the man himself. On Tuesday, Rodgers sent out a tweet confirming that he will remain in Green Bay and play for the Packers in 2022.
Rodgers’ future was one of the hottest topics in the NFL ever since the back-to-back NFL MVP asked the Packers to trade him last offseason. In recent weeks, the 38-year-old QB considered several options, including staying with the franchise, playing for another team, or even retiring. In the meantime, Green Bay made a strong push to convince him to keep playing with the same organization that drafted him, and it appears they managed to seal the deal.
According to multiple reports, part of the Packers’ pitch was offering Rodgers a new contract that would make him the highest-paid player in football. However, the player himself called these reports “inaccurate.”
“I’m very excited to be back,” he concluded.
Aaron Rodgers played on an elite level in recent years, winning an MVP award in each of the past two seasons. He finished 2021 with 4,115 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and only four picks while leading the Packers to a 13-2 record in full games he played. However, the Packers came up short in the playoffs, which is why many people believed Rodgers would end up returning to the team for a redemption campaign.
The Packers now face a challenging offseason in which they need to put a winning roster around Rodgers despite their complicated salary cap situation. They entered the offseason being $45 million over their projected salary cap and have several key players looking for new deals, including wideout Davante Adams.