The quarterback carousel will be busy this offseason. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are two of the biggest names going for a spin.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback was on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday and addressed a number of issues he faces as well as the team … that is if Rodgers decides to continue playing.
“There’s a lot of teams, because of COVID, that are strapped, and you’re seeing with a lot of different contracts, they’re pushing more money out in deals,” Rodgers said on the show. “They’re creating void years to allow for an easier cap hit, so there would have to be some adjustments, for sure.”
Rodgers has $59.465 million guaranteed if he plays in 2023, as part of the three-year, $150 million contract extension he signed in March. It carries a salary-cap charge of $31,623,570 for next season.
He knows football is business — big business — and hopes both sides appreciate each other however this plays out.
“I hope there’s some gratitude on both sides if that happens,” Rodgers said. “But, again, that doesn’t open the door for any conjecture, honestly, on my side. And I’m not saying that to be cryptic. I’ve got to figure out what I want to do, and then we’ll see where all the parties at and what kind of transpires after that.”
And there is always the possibility of being dealt.
“If they feel like it was in the best interests of the team to move forward, so be it,” he said. “Again, that wouldn’t offend me, and it wouldn’t make me feel like a victim. I wouldn’t have any animosity towards the team. I love the organization, I love the city, I love the region. I’m a minority owner in the [Milwaukee] Bucks; I’m going to be a part of the region long after I’m done playing. I have a lot of love for what’s gone on in Green Bay. And I’d love to finish there, I would. I might have finished there. Who knows?”
Who knows is exactly right.