With veteran quarterbacks who won a Super Bowl early in their careers, the question always becomes will they get another chance to play or win the big game?
It started with the devastating loss in the NFC Championship game.
Teams that reach the conference championship game are normally considered front runners in the following season, but in the case of the Packers and Rodgers, that is not the case.
Rodgers will not win another Super Bowl with the Packers, and here are the reasons why.
He May Not Play For The Packers In 2021
Despite winning the NFL MVP and having a great season personally, Rodgers wants to win the Super Bowl.
He has grown increasingly frustrated with the Packers’ front office for their decision making over the past few years.
The normally stoic Rodgers is now letting the outside world in on his issues with the Packers.
To remedy his situation, Rodgers could choose to sit out the season or even retire.
It is not as though he will sit idly by and do nothing, Rodgers is newly engaged to actress Shailene Woodley and was a guest host on Jeopardy!
Per SBJ, a CivicScience study published this week shows that 22 percent of Jeopardy fans want Ken Jennings to be the permanent host and that 16 percent want #Packers Aaron Rodgers. He finished 2nd overall. #NFL pic.twitter.com/TVlEVrSMPM
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) May 28, 2021
Other opportunities and life outside of football await him.
It Is Hard To Win The Super Bowl
Even if Rodgers plays for the Packers in 2021, winning the Super Bowl in a competitive 32 team league is very difficult.
In addition to having a great team of players who perform well the entire season, there is a little bit of luck involved.
Teammates not suffering injuries and playing well at the right time are components that add in to the winning formula.
One other factor is that the NFL regular season is expanding from 16 to 17 games for the first time in 2021.
Football is a physically and mentally grueling sport so it is not yet clear the impact on the players from adding the extra game.
The Next Generation Of Quarterbacks Is Coming
It used to be the Packers could sail through much of the regular season and secure a playoff berth at will.
That is no longer the case with the ageless Tom Brady coming to the NFC and reinvigorating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
There is also the next generation of quarterbacks in both conferences who will face off against Rodgers this year.
This season, the Packers face Kyler Murray‘s Arizona Cardinals, Lamar Jackson‘s Baltimore Ravens, Baker Mayfield‘s Cleveland Browns, and the defending AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes.
Though it seems unlikely that Rodgers and the Packers can bring the Lombardi home to Lambeau again, one thing is for sure, no one can count Rodgers out.
He is a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, and one of the best ever.
QBs with a 90.0+ passer rating in each season since 2015…
• Drew Brees
• Aaron Rodgers
• Russell Wilson
• Kirk Cousins
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) May 30, 2021
His ability to come from behind and carry the team on his shoulders is legendary.
Even with the heft odds stacked against him, Rodgers is still capable of making it happen.