Aaron Rodgers could be suiting up this season after all.
According to the latest reports, the star quarterback is indicating to those close to him that he “does plan to play for Green Bay” despite his unhappiness with the franchise that led to plenty of offseason drama.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the news.
“Rodgers has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for GB this season,” Rapoport wrote on Twitter. “That is the expectation. Many factors at play, but with GM Brian Gutekunst saying he is ‘hopeful’ for a positive outcome, there is a glimmer of optimism.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2021
Rodgers previously said he is unhappy with the way things are being run and the philosophy and culture of the team.
“With my situation, look, it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan. I love Jordan. He’s a great kid. A lot of fun to work together. I love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. Incredible 16 years,” Rodgers said, via NFL.com. “It’s just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It’s about character, it’s about culture, it’s about doing things the right way.
“A lot of this was put in motion last year and the wrench was kind of thrown into it when I won MVP and played the way I played last year. So this is just kind of, I think, a spill-out of all that. But look, man, it is about the people and that’s the most important thing. Green Bay has always been about the people, from Curly Lambeau being owner and found to the 60s with [Vince] Lombardi and Bart Starr and all those incredible names to the 90s teams with coach [Mike Holmgren] and [Brett Favre] and the Minister of Defense [Reggie White] to the run that we’ve been on. It’s about the people.”
We will find out soon if he is ready to put those differences behind him.