Aaron Rodgers is Still Leaving Green Bay. Here’s Why:

After the 49ers beat the Packers in the playoffs, speculation started stirring as to where Aaron Rodgers would be playing next season. It felt likely that the super bowl winner would be leaving the team that drafted him. As fans everywhere got excited for his announcement, Rodgers played all of us like a fiddle. Rodgers made every fan look at their QB1 and wonder “What if Rodgers was our guy next year?” I for sure wondered this myself. . It made sense that Rodgers was leaving. He was unhappy. The Packers salary cap is going to explode. Jordan Love is next up. Rodgers and Adams are getting cryptic on Instagram. I thought Rodgers could take a team like the Steelers, Broncos, or Colts to the next level. Contrary to all the conjecture, Rodgers turned out to be the bigger man and made amends with Green Bay.

CAP.

Rodgers still has his sights on leaving the Frozen Tundra. I do not believe that Rodgers would go through all this drama over the course of the season, just to resign for an insane contract, a contract worth 200 million dollars for four years. I don’t buy it. Aaron Rodgers is a petty man. This is the same man that has not spoken to his family in five years. This guy can hold a grudge and you can’t blame him for being upset. Green Bay lacked appreciation for the back-to-back MVP. Aaron Rodgers does not forgive and forget, and I believe that he will be leaving Green Bay sooner than expected.  

Here’s Why: 

After his season ended, Aaron Rodgers took some time to reflect about his options. This time was spent doing weird diets, cleanses, and meditation techniques that have made Aaron Rodgers sort of a hippie. You have to be a hippie with that man bun. A hippie that values relationships and friendships more than prior. This is the case because Rodgers was quick to make his announcement before free agency would start. This was with respect to the front office and to his teammates because it would help everyone plan for free agency. His meditation may have changed his moral compass, but Rodgers may have found a loophole in the system that would benefit everyone involved in this situation. 

What’s Gonna Go Down: 

By signing with Green Bay, Rodgers is getting PAID for the next four years. While the Packers have a severely low salary cap available, it feels as if that franchise is eventually going to have to rebuild soon. As the Packers continue to kick the can, it feels like they could know something that no one is considering:

Rodgers is going to be traded this year or next in a package deal with Davante Adams.

 

Rodgers and Adams are one of, if not, the best WR/QB duo in the league and they have developed a strong relationship. Rodgers does not want to give up his number one target and would like to continue to play with Adams after his franchise tag is up. Aaron Rodgers’ newfound respect of respect will help the Packers rebuild. free the Packers’ cap, give them one last playoff run, allow Rodgers to get PAID, and Adams and Rodgers can continue to be buddies on the same team. Since this would benefit the Packers, I imagine that Rodgers would get final say in where he would like to play next season.  

Coming from a Colts fan, I was hopeful to get Rodgers. I may seem in denial about Rodgers staying, but it seems more likely that a trade is near. Aaron Rodgers wants to negotiate his own trade and the packers are letting him do that with Davante Adams. With Jordan Love’s rookie contract ending before Aaron Rodgers’ new one, the Packers front office is going to have to make a decision regarding their cap space. Will they continue to kick the can or start the rebuilding process? 

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