Packers: Former teammate doesn’t believe Aaron Rodgers is retiring

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

We should know Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers in the coming weeks.

Free agency and the new league year is less than two weeks away. Before then, the Packers will hope to know whether Rodgers plans to continue playing football in 2023.

If so, the question then becomes where Rodgers will play.

The first part, though, is Rodgers determining whether he wants to keep playing.

Rodgers’ former teammate A.J. Hawk doesn’t believe he will retire this offseason. Here’s a clip from the “Pat McAfee Show” on Friday:

Of course, it could simply be his opinion and he might not know Rodgers’ plans.

So, if Rodgers does plan to keep playing, that still doesn’t answer every question.

Next is where he could be playing.

Could Rodgers return to Green Bay for another season, or would a trade be the best move for both Rodgers and the Packers?

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel believes the Packers are ready to move forward with Jordan Love.

“It’s seems evident that the Packers will go into talks with Rodgers laying out their desire for Love to take over,” Silverstein wrote.

Listening to Brian Gutekunst speak to the media last week, it’s hard to disagree.

In previous years, Gutekunst has made it clear he wants Rodgers back. This offseason, he has been less certain.

Maybe that means Rodgers’ future is elsewhere with a team like the New York Jets, but we’ll see.

It already feels like this offseason has been going on for six months. We continue to await a decision from Rodgers and the Packers and what’s next for the four-time MVP.

But based on the comments from Rodgers’ former teammate A.J. Hawk, it seems there’s a real possibility Rodgers will keep playing next season.

But where will Rodgers be playing in 2023?