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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Aaron Rodgers declared his intention to leave the Green Bay Packers at the beginning of mandatory minicamp back in June. He did not provide a timeline at the time, but on Thursday, the two-time NFL MVP provided a bit more information.
When asked by reporters if he planned to play until 45 like Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who accomplished the feat on Wednesday, Rodgers, 38, replied, “No.”
On January 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wearing number 12, glances upward. (Image credit: Patrick McDermott via Getty Images) )
Happy birthday, Tom, though.
This summer contrasts sharply with last year, when Rodgers skipped OTAs due to problems with the front management before ultimately deciding to sign for the 2021 season. He agreed to a four-year deal worth $200 million in March, with guaranteed compensation of $153 million and two voidable years at the end.
On January 9, 2022 in Detroit, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wearing number 12, warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Nic Antaya/Getty Images provided the image for this article.
In June, Rodgers stated that the arrangement was set up to ease the team’s wage cap issue but noted that discussions about his future were undoubtedly imminent.
“I comprehend how the agreement is presented to me; it feels like a one-year plus a two, plus a one, therefore decisions will undoubtedly be made following this year.”
Rodgers previously acknowledged that he frequently considers retiring.
In June, he observed, “The football aspect is the easy part. “That’s the fun. What gets to you and causes you to consider life after football is the other stuff. Tommy “Brady” undoubtedly raised the bar by playing for such a long time, but I can definitely feel the end approaching.”
On July 6, 2021 in Big Sky, Montana, Tom Brady (L) and Aaron Rodgers cross the course during Capital One’s The Match at The Reserve in Moonlight Basin. for The Match, Stacy Revere/Getty Images
Rodgers guided Green Bay to a 13-4 record and their third consecutive NFC North division title last year, but they also suffered an early playoff departure after falling to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round.
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