The Green Bay Packers are about to host an NFC Divisional Round playoff game as the conference’s No. 1 seed, and much of the talk this week is still about the future of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. And one person that knows Rodgers very well shared his thoughts on where Rodgers will play football next season.
John Kuhn was a three-time Pro Bowl selection as a fullback with Green Bay, where he was a teammate of Rodgers’ from 2007-15. Now, he’s a sideline analyst for the Packers TV Network.
On Thursday, Kuhn appeared on The Zach Gelb Show (CBS Sports Radio) and was asked about the NFL future of his longtime friend.
Kuhn said that Rodgers and Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst have worked out their differences so much that it’s “very clear they have a friendship now.”
And Kuhn made it clear that he doesn’t see Rodgers playing elsewhere next season: “I just don’t see a situation where Aaron Rodgers actually leaves Green Bay.”
"It's become a mutual friendship between the two. It's very clear they have a friendship now." –@kuhnj30 on the relationship between Rodgers & Brian Gutekunst. "I just don't see a situation where Aaron Rodgers actually leaves Green Bay."@ZachGelb Show: https://t.co/CAyuE1lQgt pic.twitter.com/FrWbcviZ9z
— CBS Sports Radio (@CBSSportsRadio) January 21, 2022
In that interview, Kuhn referenced a recent quote from Rodgers on the topic of the quarterback’s future: “The grass is greener where you water it.”
Rodgers, 38, is the runaway favorite to win the NFL MVP award, something he’s done three times (including last season). He threw 37 touchdown passes, seven interceptions, and put together a league-best 111.9 passer rating this season to lead the Packers to a 13-4 record.
And it would seem that Rodgers is likely — very likely if you ask Kuhn — to return to Green Bay for the 2022 season, which is bad news for the rest of the NFC.