The Green Bay Packers are seeing a changing of the guard at quarterback.
That is because after 18 seasons, the Packers have decided to move on from Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay traded Rodgers to the New York Jets earlier in the offseason.
Now the Packers will move forth with Jordan Love as their starting quarterback.
It was clear that both the Packers and Rodgers were ready to split.
Green Bay drafted Love in the first round of the 2020 draft with the idea he would take over at some point.
That time is now.
Even still, the Packers and their fans are grateful for what Rodgers brought to the franchise.
According to Matt Schneidman, Packers president Mark Murphy said the team will retire Rodgers’ number “at the appropriate time.”
Packers president Mark Murphy’s full comments at today’s shareholders meeting about Aaron Rodgers and the trade:
“We will bring him back and retire his number at the appropriate time.”
Met with some nice applause from the crowd. pic.twitter.com/voJ97FFo7c
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 24, 2023
Once Rodgers retires from the NFL you can assume the Packers will retire his No. 12.
In his 18 seasons in Green Bay, Rodgers won one Super Bowl and four MVP awards.
He was always an elite regular-season player but came up short too many times in the playoffs.
Only winning one Super Bowl with Rodgers should be considered a disappointment.
Rodgers has a career eerily similar to his predecessor Brett Favre.
Both won one Super Bowl in Green Bay and multiple MVP awards.
Then both were traded to the Jets.
It will be interesting to see if Rodgers can have more success in New York than Favre, as the latter only spent one season as a Jet.
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