Aaron Rodgers addresses potential retirement, upcoming decision

January 25, 2022

Green Bay‘s loss to the 49ers in the divisional round could mark the last time that Aaron Rodgers plays quarterback for the franchise, or in the NFL at all. Amid plenty of uncertainty about what the future holds, Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday to share insight into whether he’ll return to Green Bay, play elsewhere or potentially retire after 2021.

Rodgers discussed Tuesday how he and general manager Brian Gutekunst have worked on their relationship after an offseason standoff in which Rodgers held out after seeking a trade. On multiple occasions during Tuesday’s interview, Rodgers stressed he plans to make a decision with the needs of the franchise and some of his teammates in mind.

“I think some of the factors are the direction of the team and the organization, and how I feel like I fit in in the future,” Rodgers said. “Mentally, do I still have the passion, the competitiveness, the desire to keep playing? I think it’s a feeling, and you just kind of know when the offseason has started.