‘End of an era?’ Packers reportedly set to move on from Aaron Rodgers as they believe in Jordan Love’s ability to lead the team

Looks like the Packers are finally ready to move on from Aaron Rodgers.


‘End of an era?’ Packers reportedly set to move on from Aaron Rodgers as they believe in Jordan Love’s ability to lead the team

Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love (Image via L-New York Post and R-The Kansas City Star)

The Green Bay Packers are in an impossible situation right now. Aaron Rodgers ended his darkness retreat a few days back to finalize the decision about his future in the league. There still hasn’t been any new development with that situation as of yet. The Packers are still waiting to hear from him.

History seems to be repeating itself for the Packers. Back when Rodgers was drafted by Green Bay, he served as a backup for the Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre for three years before Favre was traded to the New York Jets. Now, Rodgers is in Favre’s shoes, and Jordan Love is in Rodgers’.

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The Packers drafted Jordan Love 26th overall in 2020 and the Utah State alum has been observing and learning from Aaron Rodgers ever since. Love spent three years on the bench, the same as Aaron and now the Packers feel confident in his ability to lead the franchise and take over as the starter.

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Aaron Rodgers carries a huge dead cap space

Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love (Image via Lombardi Ave)
Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love (Image via Lombardi Ave)

The situation has drastically changed for the Green Bay Packers who were adamant about not letting go of Aaron Rodgers two years back because he is the best quarterback in the league and it would be foolish to do so. But now, the Packers feel confident with Jordan Love taking over the reins. The franchise is ready to part ways with Rodgers, but it is easier said than done.

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Aaron Rodgers is slated to earn $59.52 million, fully guaranteed in 2023. It will be a herculean task for the Packers to find a team willing to accept this trade because it will put a serious dent in their pocket. Additionally, no team wants a guy who has a retirement sword hanging over his head that could strike down at any moment. Rodgers doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract but it’s all the same given the current situation.

Another downside for the Packers is that if they trade the 4x NFL MVP, they will have $40.31 million in dead-cap charges, which will only increase in 2024. Trading him after June 1 isn’t a strategic move and simply cutting him from the team means losing money in the nine-figure range. It all depends on what Rodgers wants. If he wishes to return for his 19th season as a Packer and 16th season as their starter, the Packers have no choice but to oblige.

This whole situation is turning out to be interesting and the decision that Green Bay makes will have a huge impact on them. But as reported by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Packers are open to moving on from Aaron Rodgers. Let’s see what happens!

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