Time is Up for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay

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Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers in 2019.

Ethan K.

On Wednesday, May 12, the Green Bay Packers signed former Jaguars and Rams quarterback Blake Bortles. 

 

To me, this means that the Aaron Rodgers era is officially over in Green Bay. 

 

While the signing of Bortles does not necessarily mean that this is indeed true, it makes the most sense that this signing comes as a move to give second-year quarterback Jordan Love a veteran mentor, meaning that Rodgers will leave. 

 

In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers traded up to select Love, who appeared to be the next generation after Rodgers was slowly declining in production. 

 

Instead, Rodgers proved all of the doubters wrong in 2020, proving that there was no need to select Love after taking Green Bay to the NFC Conference Championship and winning the prestigious NFL MVP. 

 

The Packers have continued to state their belief in Love which appears to be huge considering that Green Bay has engaged in trade talks with multiple teams for Aaron Rodgers. 

 

Between the trade talks and Green Bay still failing to draft young wide receivers for Rodgers, he has stated his frustration with the Green Bay organization, including demanding general manager Brian Gutekunst (CBSSports.com) to be fired in order for Rodgers to return to the team. 

 

I doubt that the Packers actually fire Gutekunst, and I think that Rodgers’ statement confirms his departure from the team. Rodgers has also been appearing as a host for the game show, Jeopardy!

 

With Rodgers’ clear unhappiness and the signing of Bortles, it appears that Aaron Rodgers’ career in Green Bay is over.