Packers: 3 candidates to replace Aaron Rodgers if he retires in 2022

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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Asked about his future during a press conference this week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers promised to make a “quick decision” in the offseason.

He didn’t rule anything out, and that included returning to play for the Packers in 2022, something that seemed impossible just a few months ago. But Rodgers also said he “wouldn’t rule that out” when discussing the possibility of retiring.

At this stage, it seems, Rodgers hasn’t made a decision on what his plan is beyond this season. His focus is on helping this Packers team win a Super Bowl. Beyond that, only time will tell what happens. It will come down to both Rodgers’ plans and also the Packers’. Do they want Rodgers to stick around for another year?

Based on the past two seasons, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t want him back, that’s for sure.

However, what if Rodgers does decide to step away from football while he’s on top of his game? He wouldn’t rule it out.

In that case, the Packers will have a decision to make for 2022 and beyond. Would it be time to make the full-time transition to Jordan Love, or would they consider other options?

If Rodgers did retire, here are three potential QB candidates for Green Bay to consider.