“I think it would be a massive mistake.” Nick Wright believes this move could tarnish the legacy of Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers has a big decision to make. Coming into the 2021 season, the general consensus was that he needed to win the Super Bowl to stay in Green Bay. With how the season panned out, there's an argument that it would make sense for him to stay in the NFC despite the divisional loss and Nick Wright certainly believes that.

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers once again failed to reach the Super Bowl this season. This marks the 11th consecutive season that Rodgers has failed to lead his team to the big game.

The 2021 season for the Packers had a little more riding on it than just winning the Super Bowl. The offseason drama of Aaron Rodgers falling out with the team and wanting out of Green Bay was eventually blown over. The reason for both parties put it past themselves was that they had a consensus that a Super Bowl ring would keep Rodgers in Green Bay past 2021.

Well, the season has come and gone for the Packers, and while they looked poised to finally deliver that Super Bowl win, they instead lost their one and only playoff game at home to the 49ers. After everything they had gone through before the season as well as during it, it seemed they were finally going to deliver.

Aaron Rodger simply didn’t show up in the divisional round and was a major reason for the Packers’ upset loss. Given what happened in the offseason, speculation is fully focused on where Rodgers will play in 2022 with major candidates being away from Green Bay. Nick Wright, however, believes that Rodgers leaving Green Bay would be a fatal mistake.

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Nick Wright believes the AFC is a tougher route to the Super Bowl for Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers

On a segment of Fox Sports’ ‘First Things First’ Nick Wright was quoted saying “He (Aaron Rodgers) shouldn’t leave. The landscape has changed too dramatically. Brady is gone. Brees has been gone. In the NFC you have Stafford and the Rams and that’s it.”

Wright further added “Why would he leave? What is going to define Aaron Rodgers is can he get back to another Super Bowl? And the answer right now is no. So, why would he go to the far more difficult conference rather than stay where he is, in the worst division in football. If he stays they can tag Davante Adams so he won’t be going anywhere. So, why would he leave when they were good enough to make the Super Bowl this year. If he played better, they likely would have made the Super Bowl this year.”

Wright rounded out his argument by saying “He talked about how the relationships have improved. Those issues we thought he was leaving because of, seemed to have been smoothed over. I think it would be a massive mistake for him to go from the AFC to the NFC at this point in his career.”

Wright’s point is undoubtedly true. If Aaron Rodgers were to play in the AFC he’d go up against the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson to name a few. In the NFC he has to get past Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott and possibly Russell Wilson if Seattle can fix things defensively.

It’s a far easier path to the Super Bowl through the NFC. But, that does mean his legacy gets hurt even more if he still can’t make his way back to the Super Bowl. In the AFC while it will hurt his stock, at least it’s so competitive that he almost gets a pass because of how difficult it is. All these factors will certainly be considered by Aaron Rodgers before he makes his decision.

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