Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers postgame at Lambeau Field. Jan 8, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) following the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

There has been much speculation on when Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will make his decision to either return to Green Bay, join another interested team, or ultimately retire from the NFL. Packers team president Mark Murphy offered his take on when he would ideally like a decision from Rodgers.

While Murphy has not given Rodgers a deadline for his decision, he made it clear that he would like a decision “sooner rather than later”.

“There hasn’t been a deadline,” Murphy said via ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Twitter. “The sooner the decision is made, the better. Brian Gutekunst, our G.M., has been in regular contact with him. I think Aaron is expressing that he doesn’t want to drag it out. Around the start of free agency.”

Rodgers revealed that he will go on a “darkness retreat” sometime in the near future to help him come up with his decision.

Former teammate ofRodgers and current Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver, Davante Adams, has been adamant about recruiting Rodgers to join him in Las Vegas.

The Raiders are the current betting favorite to ultimately get Rodgers this offseason, with the Packers drastically behind them according to Fox Bet.

If Rodgers ultimately does not return to Green Bay, there are a number of different possibilities for them at the quarterback position. They could hand over the keys to former first-round pick Jordan Love, who has sat behind Rodgers for two years in Green Bay.

They could also be in the market for a veteran quarterback like Derek Carr or Jimmy Garoppolo to take over the reins from Rodgers if they still have hopes of competing right away.

[Dianna Russini on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.