Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the team's all-time passing touchdowns leader with 475, has appeared on multiple podcasts this offseason including "The Pat McAfee Show" and the "Aubrey Marcus Podcast" to give his feelings on his life, career, and current situation of deciding whether or not to play football in 20203. On Friday, the Green Bay Packers revealed their feelings about Rodgers' future with the team, courtesy of team president Mark Murphy.
During an interview on Channel 2 WBAY in the midst of the Wisconsin high school girls basketball state tournament, Murphy was asked if there's any sequence of events this the offseason that ends with Rodgers as the Packers quarterback for a 16th consecutive season. Murphy's unvarnished reply spoke volumes.
"Yeah, I mean unless, if things don't work out the way we [the Packers] want them, yeah, we would," Murphy said. "He [Rodgers] is obviously a great player."
Murphy then elaborated on how the trade talks directly involving NFL MVP having two years remaining on his contract.began despite the four-time
"We did give them [the Jets] permission [to talk directly to Rodgers]," Murphy explained. "But I really can't get into the details, and we are just really hopeful that we can reach a resolution that works not only for Aaron, but for us."
Following those comments, Murphy appeared to suggest the resolution the Green Bay Packers want is for Rodgers either on his couch in retirement or with the New York Jets. That would allow 2020 first-round pick and 24-year-old Jordan Love to become the new quarterback for the Green and Gold. Murphy explained the next step for the Packers is trying to find the best path toward an amicable divorce between the franchise and their longest-tenured player in the next few days.
"It's a situation [letting Rodgers talk to the Jets] where I think we [the Packers] wanted to help Aaron achieve what he wanted, as well as the Packers," Murphy said. "Hopefully it'll create a situation where it's a win for both sides. We'd love