Did Aaron Rodgers retire? Latest rumors on Packers quarterback’s future plans
Did Aaron Rodgers retire? The Packers quarterback continues to mull over his future with potential suitors waiting in the wings.
Aaron Rodgers has won a Super Bowl and multiple MVP Awards. He’s stood on the top of the NFL mountain top in terms of team and individual achievement.
At 39 years old, how much longer does Rodgers want to play? And who does he want to play for the rest of the way?
That’s a question he’s been considering since the Packers’ season ended with no playoff berth. He even went into a darkness retreat to ponder his options.
Did Aaron Rodgers retire?
No. Not yet, at least.
Rodgers’ decision is still to play or not to play. It genuinely seems as though he’s undecided at this point. All he’s said publically is that the decision will be coming “soon enough” and that once he makes his choice he doesn’t want to go back on it. Basically, he doesn’t want to be Brett Favre.
Rodgers had a down year in 2022. He threw 12 interceptions, hitting double-digits in that stat for just the third time in his career. His 3,695 passing yards were his lowest ever in a full season.
However, he was playing through injuries and the Packers had other issues beyond the QB.
If he does decide to continue playing, the next question to answer is where.
It’s become increasingly clear that the Packers are ready to move on from Rodgers. They are looking to see what Jordan Love can do as the starter.
The Jets and Raiders have been connected to Rodgers via the rumor mill. It’s not clear if Rodgers has preferences on that front or if either team would be willing to go out and get him. Green Bay would have to facilitate a trade but they don’t exactly have a ton of leverage.