Aaron Rodgers confirms one team he's NOT going to in funny exchange with Colt Knost at Pebble Beach
For seemingly the hundredth offseason in a row, the NFL world hangs on the future of Aaron Rodgers. Will he stay in Green Bay? Will he don a different jersey for the first time in his career? Will he simply take a page out of Tom Brady’s book and retire? At this point nobody knows, not even Aaron, but he did provide one point of clarity when asked about his football future by Colt Knost at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Wednesday. Listen in.
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OK, so there you have it. Aaron Rodgers will not be returning to the Bay Area to reprise his Cal glory days with the San Francisco 49ers. That’s one franchise off the table. Baby steps, Aaron. Baby steps.
There had already been reports that if Rodgers does request a trade, the Packers will not move him within the NFC conference. This seems to confirm that, leaving AFC teams like the Raiders, Jets, Colts, and Dolphins in play. Whoever wants him is going to have to pony up some serious cash, however. Rodgers is owed just shy of $60 million in salary, options, and bonuses in 2023, making him the most expensive player to roster in the NFL by over $13 million dollars. Rodgers could agree to a restructure of some kind, or perhaps work out an annulment of his contract with the Packers, but obviously there’s a lot of water still to go under this bridge.
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But who knows, perhaps some fresh ocean air and a couple of rounds at Pebble will provide A-Rodg with the clarity he needs. It’s no Ayahuasca spirit quest, but it’ll have to do.