Even if the reigning league MVP hasn’t made a formal announcement, the Packers are already making moves by restructuring the contracts of Kenny Clark, Aaron Jones, and David Bakhtiari to save cap space.
There were speculations that they might sign with another team after his lengthy gratitude post on Instagram addressed to his teammates and coaches.
However, there’s an update that may settle his destination for the 2022 season.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 4, 2022
Bleacher Report shared, “There’s a ‘widespread belief’ that Aaron Rodgers will be returning for the Packers for the 2022 season.”
The speculation came from The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.
If this rumor is true, then Rodgers will most likely play for one franchise throughout his career.
The Packers will also remain competitive next season and football fans in London will get to see the MVP play in person.
Terms Of Rodgers’ Next Contract
It is uncertain whether his next contract will be his last before retiring.
After all, he’s already 38 years old and may have a few seasons left in his tank.
However, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport shared recently that the Packers will have a contract ready in the event that Rodgers decides to return to Green Bay.
It has been rumored that it will be a short deal that will earn Rodgers $50 million annually, making him the league’s highest-paid player.
But for that possibility to happen, the Packers must clear more salaries off their books to get ample cap room for Rodgers’ deal.
As it stands, the Packers are $26 million over the cap based on 2022 projections.
They would have to do more restructuring to accommodate Rodgers and Davante Adams.