Aaron Rodgers sounds absolutely haunted by the way his career in Green Bay ended

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers
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Last year was the first year of the post-Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay and it ended up going pretty well for the Packers. In Jordan Love's first year as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, the team made it to the playoffs and won a playoff game against the Cowboys.

In Rodgers' first year away from the Packers, he tore his Achilles just four snaps into his tenure as the New York Jets starting quarterback. Rodgers is back for Year 2 in the Big Apple and he spoke recently about his future in the league.

Rodgers knows that if he doesn't perform this year, he won't be a part of the Jets' plans moving forward. He said that's what happened to him in Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers: "I don't want to go out as a bum."

Rodgers' last year in Green Bay consisted of him starting all 17 games and throwing for jusy shy of 3,700 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The Packers finished the season with a losing record and narrowly missed out on a playoff appearance when they lost to the Lions in the season finale.

It was a humbling end for Rodgers in Green Bay and he didn't get a chance to show that the Packers made the wrong decision in trading him last year. He'll get that opportunity in 2024 but even if he does, if Jordan Love continues to perform at a high level and get Green Bay into the postseason, then the Packers made the right choice in trading Rodgers when they did.