2. RB Aaron Jones
When the Packers gave Aaron Jones a contract extension, it’s hard to believe they didn’t look at 2023 as a possible year they move on.
They structured the deal so that Jones has relatively low cap hits the first couple of seasons. According to Spotrac, his cap hit for 2022 is $5.9 million. But this rises to $20.02 million in 2023.
It seems doubtful Green Bay will keep Jones on that cap hit next year. Releasing him would create almost $11 million in cap space. With AJ Dillon capable of leading the backfield, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the Packers moved on from their Pro Bowl running back after this season.
1. QB Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers is under contract until the end of the 2026 season, but it seems highly unlikely he will be playing until then.
Rodgers said on Tuesday that he will “definitely” finish his career in Green Bay, but wouldn’t commit to how many more seasons he will play. Simply because he is taking it year by year and isn’t sure when he will retire.
Is it possible Rodgers remains in Green Bay for two or three more seasons? Absolutely. But there’s also a chance he decides to step away from football at the end of this season.
It’s a decision Rodgers will make in 2023. His choice could also be a big factor in Jordan Love’s future.