Packers: When will Aaron Rodgers make a decision on his future?

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

Here we are, just days away from the start of free agency, and we still don’t know what Aaron Rodgers’ decision is. Will he play for the Green Bay Packers, retire, or get a trade to the New York Jets?

“If he wants to go to the Jets, the Packers will facilitate that,” said NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Friday.

Rapoport said that all options remain on the table. Rodgers could retire, get a trade to the Jets, or even return to Green Bay, although when speaking about playing for the Packers again, Rapoport said: “Increasingly, that seems less likely.”

So, here comes the million-dollar question.

When will Aaron Rodgers make a decision?

Nobody, outside of maybe Rodgers himself, knows for sure. However, there’s good reason to believe we will know in the next couple of days.

Free agency officially begins next Wednesday but it effectively starts on Monday. That’s when teams can begin negotiating with free agents from other teams. By delaying his decision, Rodgers would make the start of free agency a challenge for the Packers and Jets, as they wouldn’t know their quarterback situation.

In February, Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN’s Dianna Russini that while there was no deadline for Rodgers’ decision, he expected to know before free agency.

The Packers and Jets need to know what’s next sooner rather than later.

If Rodgers decides he wants to play in New York, various reports suggest there won’t be any problem for the two teams to agree on a deal. But until Rodgers decides, we wait.

Nobody knows for sure when the answer will come. An announcement could be made the moment this article is published. But with free agency just days away, we should know very soon where Aaron Rodgers will be playing in 2023 or if he plans to retire.