The wait is over. Aaron Rodgers has made his decision. He has agreed to return to the Green Bay Packers and will not ask for a trade. Who else could have broken the news but the one and only Rodgers guru in sports media: Pat McAfee.
Aaron Rodgers Tuesdays has paid off big-time for McAfee, that's for sure.
The Packers, and really the entire NFL, was in a state of limbo waiting to hear what Rodgers was going to do. If he wanted a trade, it was going to shift the championship landscape across the league and force any one of the half-dozen QB-needy teams to give up a king's fortune for his services. Instead, they all must look elsewhere, and the MVP will stay in the NFC North to defend his division crown.
Shortly after McAfee's report, Ian Rapoport tweeted Rodgers agreed to a whopping four-year, $200 million extension with Green Bay.
However, McAfee refuted Rapoport's news in several different tweets.
Regardless of what the fine details on the contract are, it's massive. Green Bay had the best record in the conference in 2021 but faltered yet again in the postseason and yet again at the hands of Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers. Their most important piece is coming back. It's now time to reload and figure out how, exactly, they can make it back to the mountaintop with Rodgers at the head.