Packers HC: Aaron Rodgers Staying “For A Long Time”

On Monday, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was asked about Aaron Rodgers‘ status with the team. LaFleur did not hesitate or stutter as he addressed the team’s top offseason storyline.

[RELATED: Rodgers Says Future Is “Uncertain”]

Is that a trick question?,” LaFleur said (Twitter link via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette). “Absolutely. There’s no doubt about it. You’re talking about the guy who’s going to win the MVP of the league. We’re not in this position without him.”

After the Packers’ devastating loss in the NFC title game, Rodgers told reporters that his future is “uncertain.” The quarterback has downplayed his comments since then, though talk persists of Rodgers’ unhappiness in Green Bay and, potentially, his desire for a new deal. Currently, Rodgers ranks just fifth among quarterbacks in average annual salary, behind Patrick Mahomes ($45MM), Deshaun Watson($39MM), Russell Wilson ($35MM), and Ben Roethlisberger ($34MM). It’s fair to say that he’s due for a raise after turning in an absolutely stellar season.

A new contract may help but, ultimately, Rodgers seems to be searching for a stronger commitment from the Packers as Jordan Love waits in the wings. Things haven’t been great between Rodgers and LaFleur, but the head coach’s latest comments may help smooth things out.

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23 comments on “Packers HC: Aaron Rodgers Staying “For A Long Time”

  1. phillyballers

    Hes 37… you mean 2 or 3 years? LaFleur is like that newlywed that doesn’t know what a decade is.

  2. julyn82001

    Rodgers, Roethlisberger, Brady, Brees at al, just some of the very best QB’s ever! What is age anyway? Age is just overrated until it is not! Joke!

  3. Greg M

    Have they stroked your ego enough Aaron? Maybe LeFleur could wear a #12 jersey next year on the sidelines just so everyone knows how much he adores you.

    I personally think they should just get rid of all other quarterbacks on the roster and list Mason Crosby as the emergency backup just so his feelings aren’t hurt.

    • I Beg To Differ

      Rodgers: hey I could use a more consistent receiver alongside Adams in a deep and talents 2020 receiving class

      Green Bay: QUARTERBACK OF THE FUTTUUUURREEE! Oh we got you another TE in the 3rd round passing on Gabriel Davis, Darnell Mooney, Tyler Johnson who were taken later. We didn’t draft a receiver.

      Rodgers: really? ok what about signing a free agent wide receiver?

      Green Bay: we hear you!
      Mercedes Lewis and Devin Funchess.

      Rodgers: I was thinking about Robbie Anderson who posted 95 receptions, 1095 yards, and 3 TDs on a 10 mill a year contract.

      Green Bay: MERCEDES LEWIS AND DEVIN FUNCNESS for 5 mill!

      You know. Sometimes QBs are being over dramatic, but when the team doesn’t add help via the draft or FA to improve especially when Brady came to your side of the league……gotta say Green Bay let Rodgers down and for a dude on the tail end of his career that’s pretty disappointment to not do your best to help him get another championship.

    • Or maybe you could just appreciate the fact that you have one of the greatest QBs of all time. The only reason this team is in the playoffs year after year is Rodgers. How many superstars have they had over the years? How many of the receivers wouldn’t have been so great had they not had Rodgers throwing them the ball? How many elite defenses have they had?

      Without Rodgers, this team would have been a laughing stock over the last decade. Packers fans have been spoiled by Hall of Fame QB play since the 90s and still you complain.

    • sidewinder11

      Rodgers was coming off a down year at the time despite the team going 13-3. If the team felt that Rodgers was declining and that Love was the best long term option to replace him, then it makes sense on paper. Nobody knew he would come out and win the MVP this year. In hind sight, they probably made the wrong move, but nobody would be blinking an eye about Love if Rodgers had another “bad” year.

      • Ak185

        They did, though. Everybody hated it, way before any games were played. It had been Burrow or Tu’a or any other high rated prospect in that draft, people would have been less critical. There still would have been many people who still would have argued that the Packers should fully exploit their chance now to win a Super Bowl instead of building for a hopeful chance in the future.

  4. Wasted a 1st rounder on a QB when they didn’t need one. Wasted a 2nd rounder on a RB when they didn’t need one. Maybe they should have drafted defense or a WR.

  5. Yep it is

    Doesn’t matter the King Cry Baby of QB’s isn’t winning a SuperBowl no matter where he takes his whiny self. Stick a fork in him he is done. Brady (who I am not a fan of) won more with less several times.

    • Ak185

      He did, did he? What exactly does Rodgers have that’s so enviable for Tom Brady in any championship year?

      Great defense? Nope. Great receiving corps? Nope. Great tight end group? Nope. The Packers aren’t bad as a whole, but nobody that Rodgers is leaning on is extremely enviable with the exception of Adams. So what’s this “way less” that people constantly allege that Brady has had to use throughout his career? I’m not surprised, though, that you’re not a fan of a particular player. Apparently you just hate everybody.

  6. MileHighFan

    The Packers should take this opportunity to get rid of Rodgers the head case. Trade him to Jacksonville for Trevor Lawrence and a couple of 2nd round picks. Rodgers might have been blessed with some of the best QB skills ever – but he’ll be 38 next season and can pull an Andrew Luck retirement surprise on you at any moment.

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