Three possible scenarios for the Packers in 2023
After the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 18, Aaron Rodgers’ season is over. The Packers were in a “win and win” scenario going into the game but were unable to come back.
This officially begins what is supposed to be a very important season for the Packers and it all revolves around Rodgers. There is currently no clear path for the team as they have three different options for their future.
Aaron Rodgers: Is there retirement on deck?
Rodgers was very apprehensive about his future and did things that showed that retirement at the forefront of its decision-making process.
He ignore Jameson Williams’ request change shirts after the game. He also greeted the Chicago Bears fans as if it were the last time he would see them in the age-old rivalry.
He’s talked about retirement before, and the Packers this season are much worse than in recent years, making it an even more realistic option.
Aaron Rodgers: Can he be traded?
Candlestick reigning MVP decided not to retire, the Packers had two options. One option is to trade him. The market will be interesting for an aging quarterback making $50 million a season, but there will be pursuers.
This might be the best option for Green Bay. It opens the door for Jordan Love so the team can see what they have before his contract expires. It also gives them wealth, something retirement won’t do.
Teams like the Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, etc. can call on the Packers for their quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers: Will he be back with the Packers?
This seems like the most likely outcome. Rodgers has expressed displeasure and frustration with the Packers before re-signing or remaining with the team several times.
The Packers don’t have a bright future this time around, but would still be surprised to see him go elsewhere.
As this season has proven, as long as they finish 12th in Green Bay, they will have a chance to make it to the knockout stages. Unless Rodgers asks, trading seems less likely at this point.