Packers GM: Rodgers 'to take some time' on deciding future
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going to "take some time" to decide his future in the league, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday, according to CBS Sports.
"I want all these guys back," Gutekunst said when asked if he wants Rodgers as his quarterback next year.
Gutekunst added: "He's (Rodgers) certainly going to take some time. You know, I think that's fair. As we work through this, I think as he takes his time, kinda makes his decision just on his playing career in general, then we will get together and move forward that way."
Rodgers signed a three-year, $150-million contract with the Packers in March 2022. He received $101.4 million in full guarantees and has a $31.6-million cap hit in 2023, according to Over The Cap.
The Packers drafted quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He has started one game in his NFL career, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021 while completing 55% of his passes and throwing for one touchdown and one interception.
Love stepped in for an injured Rodgers in Week 12 against the Eagles. He completed six passes for 113 yards and one touchdown.
"I definitely think he's ready to play," Gutekunst said on Love, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. "I think he feels that way. I think he's chomping at the bit."
When asked who he thinks gives the Packers the best chance to win next season, Gutekunst mentioned that Rodgers is the four-time MVP, according to Schneidman.
Rodgers started all 17 games for the Packers this season. He threw for 3,695 yards, his fewest since 2017. The Packers finished 8-9 and missed the playoffs.
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