Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers is uncertain but head coach Matt LaFleur still wants him around.
While Rodgers is under contract until 2026, there have been moments when it’s felt like the legendary quarterback might not be around much longer. A potential out in his contract exists, but not until 2024. There have been trade ideas floated but right now it’s unknown whether Rodgers will return to the team next year.
The Packers defeated rival Chicago on Sunday and Rodgers seemingly waved goodbye to Bear fans at Soldier Field. At his weekly press conference, head coach Matt LaFleur was asked if he wants Rodgers around.
LaFleur had a very simple and blunt response.
Green Bay’s head coach was quick to change the subject to the Packers’ opponent this week, the Los Angeles Rams, but that answer is not so insignificant. It’s not a surprising answer, of course. But it’s a concise comment nonetheless.
Rodgers has been a venerable figure under center for Green Bay since he debuted in 2007. He has held the starter job since 2008, won numerous MVPs, Offensive Player of the Year awards, NFC North titles, and of course, Super Bowl XLV in 2011.