In the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished with MVP honors at NFL Honors and tough playoff disappointments,. In the 2022 campaign, the Super Bowl XLV MVP would have had either of those two realities – he wasn’t even remotely the best player of the year and there was no playoff disappointment, as his team didn’t even qualify for the playoffs.
According to a report by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this reality has hit the “Cheeseheads” organization hard, as General Manager Brian Gutekunst already has his mind on the future, where Rodgers is not exactly the main player.
The Packers GM’s plan regarding Aaron Rodgers
“At one point late last year, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst told an NFL colleague he was convinced it was time the organization move on from (Rodgers),” Silverstein reported.
According to the same report, Gutekunst’s idea is to solidify the plan he started late in the season and hand the reins of the team to Jordan Love, the quarterback Green Bay selected in the first round (#26 overall) in the 2000 Draft.
The difficulties for the Packers in trading Aaron Rodgers
Part of the problem for the Packers is that they offered Rodgers, who will be 40 years old in December, a three-season, $150 million contract extension in the offseason. To get rid of A-Rod, they will have to find another franchise willing to compensate Green Bay, in addition to adjusting to the toxic nature of the contract of the former college football player with the California Golden Bears.
It has been reported that the New York Jets are primarily interested in making Rodgers their new quarterback, perhaps by restructuring the current contract. It would not be the first time that “Gang Green” has acquired the services of a legendary Packers player. It is worth remembering that in the 2008 season they gave Brett Favre a new home.