The whole drama can probably end.
Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy has no doubts about his team’s quarterback next season.
Appearing as a guest on WNFL radio in Green Bay, Murphy made it clear that Aaron Rodgers – who has expressed some uncertainty about his own future following Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – would be the quarterback. back of the Packers in 2021.
“I’ll say this, there’s no way Aaron won’t be on the Packers.” I mean, he’s going to be the league’s MVP. He may have had his best year. He’s our clear leader and, you know, we’re not idiots, ”Murphy said, via ESPN.
Murphy’s strong comments, combined with Matt LaFleur’s emotional response on Sunday night and Rodgers’ own words on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, paint a pretty clear picture. While there are no absolutes in NFL business, Rodgers will almost certainly be the Packers quarterback in 2021, even if there are potential speedbumps to go through beforehand every now and then.
LaFleur said this when asked if he would have another chance with Rodgers in 2021: “I really hope so. I mean, the guy is the MVP of this league. He is the heart and soul of our football team. Damn yeah, better be back here. He’s our leader. I so appreciate that he buys what we’re trying to do here and leads this group. Her voice carries a lot of weight in this locker room. I feel for him. Being in this situation, and for us not to get there, it hurts.
Rodgers told McAfee on Tuesday: “Now obviously after the season that I had, potentially MVP winning and obviously we had another good race, I don’t think there is a reason why I didn’t. Wouldn’t come back, but, look, there aren’t many absolutes in this business.
Rodgers is expected to win his third MVP after throwing a career-high 48 touchdown passes, completing 70.7% of his passes and finishing with a 121.5 passer rating, the second-best in the league. NFL history. He led the Packers to a 13-3 record, the NFC North title, the No.1 seed in the NFC and the NFC Championship game, although the Packers in the title game for the fourth time in a row. .
The Packers traded in the draft to take on Jordan Love in the first round last April, but Rodgers is still under contract for three more seasons, and Love was inactive every game in 2020.
It’s possible Rodgers will want a restructured contract to avoid being a potential lame quarterback in 2021. He said no contract talks have yet taken place with the Packers.