Rodgers says once he retires he won’t be making any comebacks – 95.5 WSB

GREEN BAY, Wis. — (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he can’t contemplate coming out of retirement once he’s finished his playing career.

Rodgers said he hasn’t decided whether to return to the Packers, pursue a trade or retire. The three-time MVP went into more detail about his future on Tuesday “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and SiriusXM.

“One thing I wouldn’t do, 100%, is retire and come back a year later,” Rodgers said. “I have no desire to do this. That does not make any sense.”

Rodgers earned All-Pro honors this season and fought his way into the hunt for a fourth MVP award this season, although he struggled on Saturday in a 13-10 NFC Divisional Playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Rodgers, 38, said after that game he would try to decide his future before the start of free agency in March. All-Pro receiver Davante Adams leads a long list of Packers whose contracts are expiring.

Rodgers updated that timeline Tuesday with a reference to late February, when teams can start giving out franchise tags to potential free agents.

“I think that should be enough to make a decision by then,” Rodgers said. “I don’t want to set myself a specific date, but again I want to be sensitive to Davante and many other guys who have decisions to make about their own future. To drag him past free agency would be disrespectful to the organization and to these guys, and that 100% isn’t going to happen.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that “we would like (Rodgers) to be a Packer and be a Packer until the day he decides to retire.” LaFleur said general manager Brian Gutekunst, executive vice president/chief football operations officer Russ Ball and president/CEO Mark Murphy share that view.

“We’re all on the same page there,” LaFleur said. “There is no debate.”

Rodgers skipped offseason team activities and the Packers’ mandatory minicamp last year. He showed up on time for training camp, but said he wanted a say in the team’s decision-making process and felt the organization didn’t treat veterans with enough respect. high level who were leaving.

Since then, Rodgers has repeatedly praised Gutekunst and said his relationship with the general manager has improved.

“There won’t be any bizarre stalemate, silence war or anything,” Rodgers said. “Brian and I have had great conversations throughout the year. When the time comes to make a decision, we’ll have a conversation and that’ll be it. It will not be a long and tedious process. I think that’s what’s best for me, for him, for the organization and for all the other decisions that have to be made.

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