Packers CEO reveals worst-case scenario: Aaron Rodgers comes back
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy has revealed that there is a chance quarterback Aaron Rodgers would like to stay with the team in 2023.
The Green Bay Packers are waiting for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to come to a decision on his playing status for 2023. He falls into three categories – returning to the Packers, playing for a new team, or retiring.
Last week, the Packers let Rodgers speak to the New York Jets, a team in desperate need of a quality quarterback. With that said, there are some who assume that Rodgers joining the Jets is a done deal. But, Rodgers still has to make a decision.
On Friday, Packers president Mark Murphy spoke during an appearance at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Girls’ Basketball Tournament and said there was still a possibility for Rodgers to return to the team for the 2023 season.
Murphy’s comments come courtesy of WLUK-TV FOX 11 in Northeast Wisconsin.
Packers president Mark Murphy says there is potential for Aaron Rodgers to stay in 2023
Murphy confirmed that he gave the Jets permission to speak with Rodgers earlier this week.
Members of the Jets organization traveled to California to speak with the California quarterback. Notable Jets players like Sauce Gardner and Breece Hall have courted Rodgers on social media. Then, after the meeting, ESPN’s Diana Rossini reported that the Jets were optimistic they were “on the verge of acquiring Rodgers from the Packers”.
If Rodgers decides he doesn’t want to play in Green Bay, the team will focus on Jordan Love. After all, they traded the 2020 NFL Draft to pick him out of Utah to eventually be Rodgers’ successor. Love has received plenty of praise from those in the Packers’ organization this offseason, and Murphy was the latest to commend the young quarterback, who is under contract for another season yet (before the fifth-year option deadline on May 1st).
“We have great confidence in him,” Murphy said, h/t NFL.com. We recruited and developed it. A lot of credit goes to our coaches and to Jordan. But we think he’s ready.”
The Packers, like the Jets, fans of both teams, and the entire league are awaiting Rodgers’ decision. When that happens is anyone’s guess, but the quarterback said during an appearance on the “Aubrey Marcus podcast” that a decision could come “soon enough.”