Quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledged that his contract isn’t viable for the Green Bay Packers – or other teams – as he continues to contemplate his future this offseason.
“I don’t think there’d be a scenario where I’d come back and that would be the number. Definitely things would have to shift,” Rodgers said Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
Rodgers added, “There’s a lot of teams, because of COVID, that are strapped, and you’re seeing with a lot of different contracts, they’re pushing more money out in deals. They’re creating … void years to allow for an easier cap hit. So there would have to be some adjustments for sure.”
The four-time MVP signed a three-year, $150.8-million contraction extension last offseason that will see him earn $59.5 million fully guaranteed in 2023.
A $31.6-million cap hit and $99.7-million dead-cap hit serve as possible roadblocks to a potential trade. However, Rodgers dismissed the idea of being dealt as he continues to weigh all options.
“All the other ideas about (a) trade and whatnot, that’s all conjecture until I decide what I want to do moving forward for myself,” Rodgers said, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Rodgers previously said he planned to finish his career with the Packers. However, last week, he suggested a change was possible.
“But, again, that doesn’t open the door for any conjecture, honestly, on my side, ” he said.
He added, “I’ve got to figure out what I want to do and then we’ll see where all the parties at and what kind of transpires after that.”
The 39-year-old’s numbers dropped in 2022 compared to his back-to-back MVP campaigns as he passed for 3,695 yards and 26 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. Rodgers posted a 8-9 record with Green Bay, which finished third in the NFC North and missed the postseason for the first time since 2018.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said in December that the team would be interested in bringing Rodgers back.
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