1. Packers should work out Aaron Rodgers’ future
At some point, the Packers need to know who will be their starting quarterback for 2021. If Aaron Rodgers is 100 percent not returning, they need to make a decision on what to do next. Will they turn to Jordan Love this year or give veteran Blake Bortles the start? Would they let Rodgers sit at home or search for a trade?
On the other hand, if there’s a possibility Rodgers will return, the Packers need to find a way to make it happen.
What’s not helping this team is the uncertainty. If the Packers knew Love was their starter for 2021, they could prepare for that. Similarly, if they knew Rodgers would return and be at training camp, the uncertainty would be gone.
At this moment in time, who knows what’s going to happen? And that’s the last thing a team on the verge of the Super Bowl last season needs.
Maybe Rodgers comes back. Maybe he doesn’t. But at some point — and the sooner the better — the Packers and Rodgers need to figure out what’s next. For Green Bay, it’s about getting some clarity on who will be QB1. And if it’s not Rodgers, would they be open to trading him?
The sooner this situation can be resolved, the better.