Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy wanted to be reassured about the future of quarterback Aaron Rodgers with his organization.
“We are not idiots. Aaron Rodgers will be back, he’s our leader, ”the executive told Wisconsin radio station WRNW on Monday.
On Sunday night, after a 31-26 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Association final, the 37-year-old pivot hinted his association with the Packers may end soon.
“I really don’t know. There is a lot of unknown about the next offseason. I’m going to have to take some time, clear my mind, and see what happens. It’s difficult at the moment, especially when I think about the guys who will be there or not there next year. This makes the finality of all this strike me like a ton of bricks, ”he replied to a journalist who questioned him about his future with the club having selected him in the first round (24th overall) of the 2005 draft.
Rodgers is reassuring
On Tuesday, the star player returned to his post-game comments.
“Obviously after the season that I’ve had – I’m going to potentially win the MVP – and the fact that we’ve had a good run, I don’t think there’s a reason why I wouldn’t be back. However, there are a lot of absolutes in this “business”, “Rodgers said during his appearance on the” Pat McAfee Show “podcast.
“I don’t feel like I’ve said anything that I’ve never said before,” he added. It was more of an achievement, I think. At the end of the day, my future is not necessarily in my control. ”
The star player has a contract valid until the conclusion of the 2023 season and will represent $ 37 million on his team’s payroll in 2021.
In the last NFL Draft, the Packers surprised everyone, including Rodgers, by selecting quarterback Jordan Love with their first-round pick.
The veteran responded to this affront with one of his best seasons in his career. In 16 regular season games, Rodgers completed 70.7% of the passes he attempted for 4,299 yards and 48 touchdowns.