Could Aaron Rodgers retire after this season?

Aaron Rodgers made some headlines with his comments about retirement after his big win at The Match. Nagler looks at the year-to-year nature of Rodgers Green Bay tenure and how realistic retirement might be for the four time MVP.

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Turophile's picture

June 02, 2022 at 07:16 pm

Could Aaron retire at the end of the year, yes he absolutely could. It could also happen after 2023.

Rodgers already has a ton of money, so it's difficult to assess how important money is to him. Retiring means there are several tens of millions he will not be earning.

Personally, I don't think he plays after 2023 (or at least not for the Packers), but we will have to wait and see if he goes after 2022, after 2023, or later.

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Packers0808's picture

June 02, 2022 at 08:15 pm

My guess is IF they win SB or he is 3 year in row MVP and ties Favre 3 MVPs he will call it a career!

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lexiwolf's picture

June 02, 2022 at 11:51 pm

I just read an article in 2021 about how no one wants him to play anymore and then this post?

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Lphill's picture

June 03, 2022 at 05:33 am

He can retire after this season he can retire after next season he can retire the season after that etc…… Aaron Donald saying the same thing must be an Aaron thing.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

June 03, 2022 at 09:58 am

Except Donald has supposedly been very clear he would probably be done after 8 years, which makes sense at a position as physically demanding as his, and he has a wife and kids. He's set financially for life if he makes smart money choices, and would basically walk away with full health at a young-ish age, able to focus on his family and life after football while he's still young enough to enjoy it.

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Jaqu’eau's picture

June 03, 2022 at 08:59 am

Regardless of AR’s desire to play or decision to retire, the Packers agreed to these terms so therefore must have the necessary contingency plans in place. Rodgers, to his credit, negotiated these terms to, in my opinion, explicitly give himself control of the process. As Nagler says, walking away from $50m each year will not be easy. This could be by design from the Packers as well. In order to get the $, which GB is apparently willing to give, Rodgers has to commit. Both sides feel that this was the best way to move forward this past offseason. If these two parties are cool with the terms, so am I. I don’t see any drama here.

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jhtobias's picture

June 03, 2022 at 09:02 am

If he decides to retire at the end of the year what would the dead cap number be for the Packers

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Matt Gonzales's picture

June 03, 2022 at 10:30 am

If I'm reading it right, about $53MM? His guarantees only kick on beyond 2023 if his option bonus is exercised, but he has $16MM guaranteed for next year no matter what plus amortized signing bonus.

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jhtobias's picture

June 03, 2022 at 10:37 am

Ouch thanks

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HarryHodag's picture

June 03, 2022 at 01:07 pm

I would say his chances of retiring are better than 60-40.

Why?

What does he have left to prove?

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13TimeChamps's picture

June 03, 2022 at 01:52 pm

"What does he have left to prove?"

Showing that 2010 wasn't a fluke.

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mrtundra's picture

June 03, 2022 at 05:50 pm

And that last season's playoff game with SF was a fluke.

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lindagm123's picture

June 22, 2022 at 09:50 pm

There’s no denying that Aaron Rodgers has been one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history over the past decade or so. He’s currently in the midst of his ninth season https://wordleonline.com/ with the Green Bay Packers and has helped the team win two Super Bowl titles in that time frame as well.

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