Eli weighs in on Rodgers' future: 'Not always greener on the other side'

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Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning believes Aaron Rodgers could have regrets if he leaves the Green Bay Packers this offseason.

In an interview with ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Manning said he thinks Rodgers should do what he did and finish his career with the team that drafted him.

"It was important for me to finish my career with the Giants, and I would think it would be important for him as well, just because of the legacy that he has, the history of Green Bay, being there as long as he has been, winning a championship and winning MVPs," Manning explained. "It's not always greener on the other side. That's what I had learned from talking to other people. You can go somewhere, and it's not necessarily going to be better; it's probably going to be worse.

"Usually what happens is the egos get involved. It's either his ego or the GM's, and for some reason, that's when there's usually separation," Manning said. "When a quarterback's been there a long time and leaves, it's because the egos can't get along with everybody.

"If Aaron leaves, it's probably going to be his own call. It's going to be his decision, saying, 'I want out of here.' That's what he basically said last year is he wanted to get out."

Rodgers left his future up in the air following the Packers' divisional-round loss to the San Francisco 49ers, telling reporters he plans to take his time before making a decision.

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