Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and wide receiver Davante Adams (17) in action against the San Francisco 49ers during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

When Aaron Rodgers put up an Instagram post on Monday evening that seemed to potentially imply that he was saying goodbye to his Green Bay Packers, the signals went up amongst the NFL world that he might be getting ready to make an announcement about his future.

Then, when people put it together that Rodgers was set to appear on The PatMcAfee Show on Tuesday, it seemed logical that this was the precursor to a major announcement about whether or not he was returning to the Packers, deciding that he wanted to play elsewhere, or even retiring.

Rodgers showed up on McAfee’s show on Tuesday as advertised and immediately put the kibosh on any rumors and expectations about what he would talk about it, saying that he was not making any special announcement today.

“Let me just put this disclaimer out there right away for the few people who are tuning in just for specific news or decision. There will be no decision on my future today,” said Rodgers, knowing why so many people were tuning in. “I just got out of a 12-day punch of karma. Look that up.”

Rodgers says that he was doing a cleanse for the past two weeks and emerged from it this weekend, leading to his gratitude post on Monday evening. And if anyone read anything further into that, well, that certainly wasn’t his intention…

If there was anything interesting to be gleaned from the interview regarding his status, there was a comment about the fact that the Packers might want to consider placing a franchise tag on a “specific guy” who perhaps deserves that distinction. And that doing so might reflect positively on Rodgers’ sense of the situation.

“Today, I believe, might be the first day to tag players. In Green Bay, there’s this one specific guy who’s like the best guy in the entire league in what he does. He wears, I think, number 17, you might have heard of him,” said Rodgers, referring to Davante Adams. “So there’s obviously the opportunity to tag him at some point and both parties probably want that done. You’d rather get a long-term extension done.”

While Rodgers didn’t make the announcement that many expected, the bit about Adams certainly sent the message that was intended.

And so, the Aaron Rodgers Drama continues, just as Aaron Rodgers enjoys, even as if he tries to make it seem otherwise.

[Pat McAfee Show]

About Sean Keeley

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