Packers: Aaron Rodgers keeps fans waiting on decision

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

When it was announced Aaron Rodgers would be a guest on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, many believed he had finally come to a decision on his future with the Green Bay Packers.

Not so fast.

With over 100,000 people tuning into the show live on YouTube, Rodgers quickly made it clear there would be no announcement on his future just yet.

The back-to-back MVP said following the Packers’ playoff defeat that he wouldn’t wait too long to make a decision.

Perhaps one factor could be the future of All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams. The Aaron Rodgers-to-Davante Adams connection is one of the best in the entire league, so it would make a lot of sense for Rodgers to want clarity on Adams’ future.

He spoke about Adams and the franchise tag on Tuesday’s show.

“I understand also today, I believe, might be the first day to tag players,” Rodgers said. “In Green Bay, there’s this one specific guy who’s like the best guy in the entire league at what he does. He wears number 17, you might’ve heard of him.”

The Packers have until March 8 to use the franchise tag, so we’ll know a lot more about Adams’ future by then. Maybe sooner if the team uses the tag beforehand.

However, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there haven’t been any conversations between the two sides so far this offseason. So we will see what happens with Adams between now and free agency.

When Rodgers was asked about his end-of-season meetings with Matt LaFleur, Brian Gutekunst, and Russ Ball, he said they were “much different than in the past, in a positive way”.

So, can we expect a decision from Aaron Rodgers in the near future?

Rodgers told Pat McAfee that “it won’t be long”. With free agency just around the corner, this is to be expected.