Sorry Bears fans, Aaron Rodgers will officially be tormenting you for years to come.
Per multiple reports, the latest version of Rodgers offseason drama has concluded before it heated up. Rodgers will remain in Green Bay, the terms of which have not been officially released. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers deal is worth $200 million over four years which would make the back-to-back MVP the highest paid player in NFL history. But Pat McAfee, who has Rodgers on his widely popular Pat McAfee Show on a weekly basis, refuted those terms.
This is false.— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 8, 2022
McAfee did, however, corroborate the masses in confirming Rodgers’ return to Green Bay. The continuation of Rodgers’ career in Green Bay comes after much drama last offseason, which included the now common tropes of possible retirement and possibly playing for a new team. In the end, Rodgers remained in the place he has had endless success. As the 2021 season approached, Rodgers smartly got the Packers to restructure his contract which gave him the option to re-sign with Green Bay or seek a trade this offseason.
Because this is Rodgers, things were not simple. A few weeks ago, Rodgers posted what read like a quasi-retirement post on Instagram. Turns out it was nothing more than giving thanks on a Gratitude Monday.
Rodgers’ return to Green Bay is disappointing from the plethora of quarterback-needy franchises hoping to land his services. Broncos wideout Jerry Jeudy offered his thoughts, which are likely shared by many other receivers and fanbases not named Green Bay.
😒— Jerry Jeudy⁴ (@jerryjeudy) March 8, 2022
But at least Jordan Love is probably available.