Much of the summer talk in NFL circles revolved around Aaron Rodgers, principally whether or not he would start the season with the Green Bay Packers. A great deal of that talk stemmed from issues he had behind the scenes and a desire to be more involved in backroom matters.
By the time the new season kicked off, he had committed to the Packers for another season, but speculation as to where he might end up next season has once again arisen, with the 37-year-old moving very quickly to close down the conversation.
The Packers have started the season well, battling back from a poor week one showing to pick up four wins on the bounce. The odds at sidelines.io have Green Bay at an enticing (+1100) to win the Super Bowl and a tasty (+600) for the NFC Championship, both of which are bets worth considering given the run of form the Lambeau Field side are in.
Rodgers has completed ten passing touchdowns and has successfully kept youngster Jordan Love from stealing his starting spot, and all seems good in the world for the veteran who is now into his 17th season at Green Bay.
Indeed in reaching 10 TD passes, Rodgers has moved into fifth place in all-time career touchdown passes. Having overtaken the great Dan Marino’s 420 passes, he now has Brett Favre in his sights, albeit he has to get to 508 in order to break into the top four on that prestigious list.
However, those rumors just won’t die down, but we can say with some certainty there is one team Rodgers won’t be joining. There’s been talk of a possible move to Chicago, but it’s not one that’s likely to happen with the QB stating robustly;
“No. No. It’s just not going to happen, man.”
That isn’t to say that Rodgers doesn’t have an affinity with the city of Chicago, as he was quick to state during a recent press conference;
“I’ve always enjoyed the city, enjoyed the fans even though they haven’t enjoyed me, I get it,” Rodgers said. “Maybe there’ll be a little more love when my time comes to an end playing here. But I do have a lot of respect for the city and the sports.”
Green Bay sits top of the NFC North and is a solid bet to make into the playoffs, and how far they progress into the postseason is inextricably linked to just how well Rodgers performs, such is his importance to coach Matt LaFleur.
Aaron Rodgers is very much the type of ‘been there, done that’ personality that Green Bay needs leading their cause.
This is a man who’s picked up three NFL MVP awards and was, of course, instrumental in helping the Green Bay Packers to the 2010 NFL title and is still capable of doing likewise more than a decade later.