The Green Bay Packers suffered an upset as they lost to San Francisco in the divisional playoff round. It was a surprising upset as the Packers were the top seed for the second year in a row. Thus, there are speculations on Aaron Rodgers future moves.
Rodgers’ contract will end after the 2022 season. His 2023 contract year became a dummy year in compromise with the team to complete their offseason disputes. Also, he even thought of retiring if he didn’t get his wish. In addition, he said that he didn’t want to be part of a rebuilding team.
According to sports news reports, he initially stated that he would decide on his plans before the free agency on March 16. However, he told reporters that he would announce his decision before the end of the franchise designation period, which is from February 22 to March 8. Green Bay intends to put a franchise tag on Davante Adams.
Aaron Rodgers Future Moves
Rodgers has three choruses of action. First, he can re-sign with Green Bay, ask for a trade, or retire. Also, his relationship with GM Brian Gutekunst has improved since the offseason. Finally, according to sports betting experts, money might be an issue with resigning Rodgers.
The Packers have the most challenging salary cap scenarios in the NFL. They are $43.97 million above the salary cap for 2022. Also, Green Bay already has 51 players with a contract for the 2022 season.
The franchise tag of $20.12 million on Adams is not part of the over-cap amount. However, it adds to the team’s problems. The team needs to restructure contracts and release players to solve their salary cap problems.
The Packers would not be competitive next season due to the salary cap and free agency. Also, playing out the last year of his contract is not possible due to the salary cap.
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