After months of uncertainty, the Green Bay Packers have QB1 back for the 2021 season.
Today, Packers veteran players report for training camp after the rookies reported last week. Among them was Aaron Rodgers, whose holdout ends after skipping OTAs and minicamp earlier this summer.
The exact agreement made between the Packers and Rodgers remains unclear, although NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that they are in the “final stages of a reworked deal” that sees Rodgers return for 2021.
What the future holds for Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams beyond 2021 remains to be seen. Rodgers could still be traded next spring while Adams is scheduled to become a free agent. But that’s not something we need to worry about just yet.
For now, it’s great to see that Rodgers is back in Green Bay and preparing for year number three in Matt LaFleur’s offense. After winning his third league MVP award last season, the sky is the limit for Rodgers and the offense entering the new season.
One question now is whether Randall Cobb will also be returning to Green Bay. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweeted today that Cobb returning to the team “at Rodgers’ behest could happen”.
Cobb turns 31 next month and the Packers would have the issue of taking on a relatively big salary-cap hit for this season, but there’s no doubt he could help the offense.
A wide receiver room featuring Davante Adams, Cobb, Amari Rodgers, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Devin Funchess would give defenses plenty to worry about.
Maybe that’ll happen, but we’ll have to see.
For now, it’s great to see Rodgers back at Lambeau Field. For one more season at least, Rodgers makes the Packers serious Super Bowl contenders. And with a strong roster around him, this team has the talent to win it all.