The reigning league MVP was deciding about retirement, playing elsewhere, or returning to Green Bay.
It took a while before he made his decision, and his lengthy appreciation post on Instagram triggered conspiracy theories of him leaving the Packers.
In the end, Rodgers chose to return to the only team he has ever suited up for by becoming the league’s highest-paid player.
In his new three-year contract, he will get an annual average value of $50 million.
Getting a player of Rodgers’ caliber will make the fans of that team feel that they are on cloud nine.
Apparently, even Packers coaches felt giddy when Rodgers came back, as revealed by Packers reporter Wes Hodkiewicz.
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) March 29, 2022
Hodkiewicz tweeted, “Matt LaFleur said he got the text message that Aaron Rodgers was coming back while in an offensive meeting. Darted out of the room in excitement. #Packers.”
With Rodgers under center, the Packers are poised to dominate the NFC North yet again.
While the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions made some roster adjustments, they’re not enough to unseat the Packers as three-time defending division champions.
Who Will Be Rodgers’ Receivers?
While LaFleur experienced jubilation when he confirmed Rodgers’ return, the Packers’ receiving corps remain suspect.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year deal.
However, Davante Adams‘ departure for the Las Vegas Raiders stings the most.
With the Rodgers-Adams passing duo non-existent, who will the four-time MVP turn to for completions?
In that case, Rodgers will win another MVP award if he can help elevate the game of those wideouts.