Aaron Rodgers has established himself as a franchise icon in Green Bay, yet the Packers legend has an uncertain future with the only team he’s ever played for. After an offseason that pointed to the 2021 season as potentially being Rodgers’ last one in Green Bay, the quarterback may have changed his mind about the Packers.
John Kuhn, a close friend and former teammate of Rodgers, spoke with Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio Thursday and doesn’t think the end is near for Rodgers and the Packers.
“This year has been very good for him. I’ve never seen him as happy and as joyful — and he is really enjoying the game as much as he has this year,” Kuhn said. “I just don’t see a situation where Aaron Rodgers actually leaves Green Bay.
“You can never say 100% with Aaron Rodgers, but I feel pretty confident — especially if they put a good run together in this year’s playoffs — I don’t see Rodgers leaving for greener pastures. The grass is greener where they water it and I think Green Bay has been watering the lawn pretty good this year.”
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Rodgers is red hot heading into the playoffs, throwing 20 touchdowns to zero interceptions over his last seven games as the Packers are averaging 33.4 points per game during that stretch. Rodgers is in the midst of another MVP season, completing 69% of his passes (third in the NFL) a touchdown to interception ratio of 37-4 (first) and 111.9 passer rating (first). The First-Team All-Pro quarterback is on pace for his second straight MVP season, the first player to be a repeat winner of the award since Peyton manning in 2008 and 2009.
Kuhn has said Rodgers “fully embraced” his return to the Packers since he came back to the team over the summer. He’s enjoying the season and is “really happy with the way management has treated him.”
As for Rodgers’ relationship with Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst? Their issues are in the past, according to Kuhn.
“They have a friendship now,” Kuhn said. “Now the two of them can see eye to eye. Nobody really knows his input on the roster, practice styles, or play calling. Maybe it’s all of the above. To say the least, Rodgers is in a more comfortable position right now than he was a year ago.”
Rodgers and the Packers are in a good place right now. Getting to the Super Bowl may be the final hurdle for Rodgers to finish his career with Green Bay.