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Green Bay Packers would ‘prefer to move on’ from Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Despite several rumors linking Aaron Rodgers to other teams last offseason, the Green Bay Packers ultimately decided to retain their four-time MVP quarterback. But the move didn’t come without other major changes to the roster.

One of the biggest differences was Rodgers no longer had All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and instead was trying to learn on the fly with an inexperienced cast of wideouts. This plan failed miserably, as the Packers won just eight games, their fewest since 2018, and missed the postseason.

Now, as Rodgers is seemingly set to return for his 19th NFL season, speculation about the 39-year-old QB continues to swirl. The latest comes from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who has league sources claiming they are “convinced the Packers prefer to move on from Rodgers.”

If so, it’s a huge turn of events in Green Bay. But it’s also not exactly a complete shock, both considering how last season went plus the fact that they have 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love waiting in the wings. Love’s contract will expire after the 2023-24 season, and the Packers likely want to see what they have with their former 26th overall pick.

Yet, any time a Super Bowl champion QB is on the move, it’s a big story. That’s no different here.

Schefter goes on to note that Rodgers “is aware” of how Green Bay feels about the expected departure and even seemed to suggest he’s open to a trade as well in a recent appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.”

No matter what, expect big changes from the Packers this offseason as they look to come away with a roster capable of not only competing for a playoff spot but possibly getting back to winning the NFC North in an improving division.

Ultimately, the decision appears to be No. 12’s to make. When you’ve had a Hall of Fame career, all spent with one franchise, that’s the kind of pull you deserve. If Rodgers hits the trade block, expect a land rush for his services.

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