Packers GM: Rodgers 'our quarterback for the foreseeable future'
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst spoke with reporters Monday and attempted to put to rest any questions about quarterback Aaron Rodgers' immediate future with the team.
"Aaron's our guy. He's going to be our quarterback for the foreseeable future. We're excited about things we're going to try to accomplish here over the next couple of years," Gutekunst said.
While there was little reason to believe the Packers would move on from Rodgers after he collected his third MVP award and had Green Bay a win away from a trip to Super Bowl LV, Rodgers said after the 2020 season that the duration of his tenure with the team is out of his control.
The 37-year-old carries a $37.2-million cap hit for the 2021 season, and he and the Packers have yet to rework his deal, which runs through 2023. Green Bay currently has $2.6 million in cap space before signing its draft class. The team is also currently projected to be more than $8 million above the salary cap in 2022, according to Over The Cap.
"That's kind of something we're working through," Gutekunst said of Rodgers' contract. "It's something that we've talked about quite a bit as we've worked through this salary-cap situation, which is really kind of a two-year situation. We've looked at a lot of different things, and that's one of them."
Gutekunst added that Green Bay will likely have to rework multiple deals to get its cap situation under control over the next two seasons.