NFL: Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Makes Decision on Whether He’s Staying in Green Bay for 2021 Season

by Halle Ames

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not be in the cheesehead city for long as reports come out about his decision for the 2021 season.

Since the Green Bay Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers in 2005 at 24th overall, he has been with the team as their go-to play-caller. Well, that may not be the case for much longer as Aaron Rodgers has reportedly made a decision to opt out of the 2021 season.

According to Pop Culture, 37-year-old Rodgers could decide to opt out of the season without any obligations to the team that has been loyal to him for his entire professional career. However, it seems as though the quarterback is going to play a waiting game of chicken before he makes any career-altering decisions.

The deadline for Rodgers to choose is July 2, but according to Mike Florio with Pro Football Talk, he isn’t likely to opt out before that date. Florio continues, saying Rodgers “won’t be ready to give up on playing this year” by the time July 2 comes around, which is later this week.

According to reports, Aaron Rodgers has been MIA from the Packers for the entire offseason, missing organized Packers meetings and a mandatory minicamp, which was earlier in June. However, with training camp beginning later in July, there is still no word if Rodgers will be in attendance.

The issue arose due to Aaron Rodgers’s dissatisfaction with the Green Bay Packers’ head office. He noted that he would not be returning to the Packers for the fall season.

Aaron Rodgers Taking Jabs At Packers

While sporting a t-shirt that says in large white lettering “I’m Offended,” Aaron Rodgers took part in a mid-June conference call to touch on the upcoming season.

“It’s been one of those quiet off seasons. You just dream about where you can just kind of go through your process on your own quietly, and that’s all you can ask for as an older player in the league and someone who’s been around for a long time. And just enjoy that time to yourself, to just relax, to not be bothered, to not have any obligations or anything going on. I think that’s what this offseason’s been about. It’s been about really enjoying my time and spending it where I want to spend it and not feeling like I have to go anywhere and not having any responsibilities but still being an NFL player at the same time. It’s been great.”

Around the same time, Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy dished on how he would describe Aaron Rodgers.

“I’m often reminded though of Ted Thompson, as most of you know, just a great general manager, passed away this past year, or excuse me earlier this year. [He] often talked about Aaron, that he’s a… and it wasn’t just Aaron, a lot of different players. He would say, ‘He’s a complicated fella.’ So, I’ll just say that.”