• The Packers are reportedly ready to send Aaron Rodgers a massive offer to welcome him back
  • Green Bay drafting Jordan Love pushed Rodgers to turn in two of the best seasons of his career
  • Rodgers will likely return to the team as they were extremely close to making the Super Bowl in recent years

The Green Bay Packers are currently waiting for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to confirm his status with the team about seven weeks away from the 2022 NFL draft.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers are currently in limbo with regards to Rodgers as they await his decision on whether to retire from the NFL, ask for a trade or agree to return to the team.

Obviously, Rapoport disclosed that the Packers would like to have him back and are prepared to offer him a massive short-term contract that will make the four-time league MVP “the highest-paid player in the NFL”.

He also added that the team and his representatives are having discussions in preparation for when Rodgers decides to give it a few more shots with the Packers in making a Super Bowl run.

However, this begs the question of what backup quarterback Jordan Love will be doing should Rodgers come back.

During the 2020 NFL draft, the Packers decided to package their first and fourth rounders (30th and 136th overall respectively) to the Miami Dolphins in order to move up and select Love with the 26th overall pick.

This move understandably had fans and experts scratching their heads as Rodgers was still a Pro Bowler, with general manager Brian Gutekunst saying that Love was the only player they were “comfortable” in drafting.

Rodgers responded greatly to the challenge that Love posed to his QB1 status and had one of the best years of his careers in the 2020-21 season: throwing for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and just five interceptions which led to his third First-Team All-Pro selection in his career.

A tumultuous start to the season and rumors of him considering retiring midseason due to his feud with the Packers front office have led fans to believe that Rodgers’ time in Green Bay is about to end, but the organization ended up making concessions to the 38-year-old.

Rodgers ended the season on top of the world once again with a second consecutive MVP trophy and a First-Team All-Pro selection.

The Packers stand at a crossroad, but it is growing likely that Rodgers will be staying in Lambeau Field until his playing days are over.

Rodgers led Green Bay to the top of the NFC North division and reserved a spot in the Divisional Playoffs, but fell to Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers.

Fans should not forget that the Packers were extremely close to a Super Bowl appearance and had made it to the NFC Championship round in the past two years, but failed to get past the 49ers in 2019 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

Rodgers has too much pride in himself and as a competitor to ask out of his responsibilities as a longtime Packer to help bring another Super Bowl to the storied franchise.

When it is all said and done, Rodgers will likely remain a Packer through it all despite the ups and downs.