Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before an NFL playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, January 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin (AP Photo / Jeffrey Phelps)
- Packers is the betting favorite to retain Aaron Rodgers for next season
- Green Bay lost in the home playoffs to the 49ers this year
- Read the latest Rodgers news and our prediction where it lands below
Which team needs QB is not hooked on the possibility of landing Aaron Rodgers?
The buzz came back after the reigning NFL MVP dropped a post on Instagram that everyone was trying to decipher.
Although Aaron Rodgers is still likely to retire, and what a blow it would be for football fans to lose Tom Brady i Rodgers in the same low season: Oddsmakers still consider Green Bay to be the betting favorite for where it will fit next year.
The Pack has always been the presumed landing point, even when its football future was dangerous early last year, but is that the right bet?
Let’s try to decipher the code and see where Rodgers might end up.
The odds of Aaron Rodgers’ next team
|Green Bay Packers||-250|
|Sant Francesc 49ers||+800|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1400|
|New Orleans Saints||+2000|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2200|
|Los Angeles Rams||+3500|
Odds on February 23rd at DraftKings
Rodgers’ IG Post makes the NFL boil
Let’s be honest – read enough thank-you posts on your social media, and goodwill will start to wear you down.
Not in this situation, however, as Rodgers posted a lengthy thank-you post on Instagram on Monday afternoon, thanking, among others, his teammates, head coach and ex-girlfriend Shailene Woodley.
Suddenly, all the football fans, players and reporters did some sort of analysis, breaking the message and the reel of 10 images.
This is the latest image from Aaron Rodgers’ Instagram post. It’s in all the photos he posted except this one.
It is usually located between Cobb and Adams for the national anthem …
(This looks like the game that was lost on KC)
It could mean something or nothing. Time will tell. pic.twitter.com/JFmpiWLcGT
– Adriana Torres (@TorresAdrianaTV) February 22, 2022
Of course, in Rodgers’ typical form, he went to Pat McAfee’s show the next day to say that there was nothing cryptic about gratitude, and that was the first thing that came to mind after a cleanup of 12 days.
He said there was no decision on his football future on any front. However, he said his decision would come soon.
This part is true, and the timing of this post couldn’t be more stressful for Packers fans. Just a day earlier, the window for franchise players was open (February 22nd to March 8th).
There is a possibility that #Packers Could he keep a competitive team despite his problems with the cap, despite having Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams?
Brian Gutekunst: “I’m pretty sure of that.”
– Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) February 23, 2022
It’s no secret that Rodgers, who is already the betting favorite in the 2022 NFL MVP odds, wants receiver Davante Adams to return to the game. Adams is an unrestricted free agent, and the Pack is expected to use the label on him, which should lead to negotiations for a long-term deal.
How to maneuver the reception of Green Bay this low season will be the real test: it is already $ 42 million finished the cap, before signing Adams and any other player to improve his squad. Rodgers has made it clear that he does not want to be part of a reconstruction.
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Rodgers options open this season
Part of Rodgers ’return to Green Bay this season after a major season of discontent was to regain some leverage in his current situation with his team.
The details, in addition to the reception, promise to open more lines of communication in the decisions of the list and the team. He was definitely part of the decision to return Tom Clements as QB coach.
Brian Gutekunst, when asked about hiring the Tom Clements Packers as QB coach, says this is an example of how Aaron Rodgers has been involved in conversations about things that affect his job.
So yes, Rodgers was part of the decision to hire Clements.
– Matt Schneidman (@matt Schneidman) February 23, 2022
The rest of the deal focused more on Rodgers’ escape plan, if things didn’t get better. He started with the Pack withdrawing the last year of his current contract from his contract, leaving him as an unrestricted free agent after this season instead of the next. They also agreed not to label it franchise at the end of this deal.
Perhaps the biggest warning: if Rodgers requests a change after this season, the team would. You now have the option to request a change or play this year and search for your favorite destination after this campaign.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst would not address whether he would switch to Aaron Rodgers if the QB wants to play elsewhere.
He called it a hypothesis that he will not discuss.
Same with Davante Adams and the franchise label, though I would prefer a long-term deal rather than the label. pic.twitter.com/sXrofhQTjZ
– Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) February 23, 2022
Of course, this is the best option. With Matt LaFleur, the Pack has gone 39-10 in the last three seasons, winning three consecutive division crowns. The playoffs have not been so friendly, as Green Bay came in this year after losing consecutive NFC title games.
How conservative was Aaron Rodgers in front of the 49ers?
– Herd with Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 21, 2022
As the first NFC seed this year, they lost at home to the San Francisco 49ers 13-10 in the divisional playoffs. Rodgers was only 20-29 for 225 yards, and after an initial TD, his offense was only able to rack up three points.
What is the best bet?
As much as Denver is willing to give up a king’s ransom to get a franchise QB, and the Broncos have a roster that apparently only needs that item to become a major player, it’s not an easy destination.
It is conceivable that Rodgers would be the third best pivot in the division, and leaving the AFC West would be a war, having to face Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert.
What if the Broncos make a very successful exchange with the Packers for Aaron Rodgers? ⁇ pic.twitter.com/0ZKHFzZPMW
– PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) February 21, 2022
San Francisco is a plug-and-play destination for a team that has just reached the NFC title game with Jimmy Garoppolo, and the Colts have a running attack and a robust defense.
Still, the NFC North is a ride right now, and if Rodgers trusts the Pack (the relationship is better now, he says), it’s pretty clear they’re their best way to get a second Super Bowl title.
Selection: Packers (-250)