Friday, September 30, 2022

Packers QB Aaron Rogers says he will not postpone deciding his future in the offseason: “I’m just enjoying this year as much as anything else.”

Packers QB Aaron Rogers says he will not postpone deciding his future in the offseason: "I'm just enjoying this year as much as anything else."

Aaron Rogers says he will not delay making decisions this offseason about his future at the Green Bay Packers.

Rogers, 38, said he would make the decision after talking to his loved ones as well as team officials such as CEO / President Mark Murphy, General Manager Brian Gutekunst, and Executive Vice President / Director of Football Operations Russ Ball.

“I’m just enjoying this year as much as anything,” Rogers said Wednesday. “It won’t be something that I will drag out for months and months. … I’m not going to hold the team back from anything, and once I make a commitment – and if it makes a commitment to move forward, it will be a quick fix. ”

This will be a departure from the last offseason, when Rogers skipped organized team events and the required mini-camp against the Packers leadership before heading to training camp.

Rogers said he hasn’t ruled out anything, whether it’s returning to Green Bay, trying to play elsewhere, or even retiring. Rogers spent his entire career with the Packers, which picked him 24th in the 2005 Draft.

“I think I’m just enjoying this season this season,” Rogers said.

Rogers noted that he wanted to stay effective while playing. The current MVP has definitely done it, having completed 16 touchdown assists with no interceptions in the last five games, while having a toe injury that has limited his training time.

“I think it’s important for me not to be a bum and still be able to play,” Rogers said. “If this year taught me anything, it is that I can still play, I still have a love for the game, I am still very competitive and still enjoying the process of the week. I miss training and it’s hard not to be there week after week, but I still love to compete and I love being there. ”

Rogers’ contract was restructured last summer, so it’s likely that Packers will extend or trade it until the 2022 season due to wage cap considerations. Wide receiver Davante Adams, a 2020 All-Pro player, has an expiring contract and says Rogers’ situation could influence his decision.

“Let’s see how it ends,” Adams said. “But to a certain extent, I will be associated with (No.) 12. It just doesn’t seem like if he leaves, I won’t be here, or if he stays, I will.” This is what we should definitely pay attention to. ”

When Rogers arrived at the camp, he discussed his problems with the organization. At the time, Rogers said he wanted to have a say in the decision-making process, and believed the organization did not treat the outgoing senior veterans with due respect.

Since then, Rogers has praised the Packers’ moves to improve the squad, such as the addition of midfielder De’Vondre Campbell in the summer and the signing of right-back Rasul Douglas of the Arizona Cardinals training team in October. Campbell is the leading player on the Packers. Douglas is a substitute for the Pro Bowl with five interceptions for the team.

The Packers also took away from Houston Texans Randall Cobb, who was responsible for the wide reception, at the start of training camp. Gutekunst acknowledged that the move was taken at Rogers’ suggestion.

“I really appreciate a lot of the things I’ve seen on the team that have a lot to do with the conversations we had in the offseason and that mattered to me,” Rogers said. “I loved being involved in conversations that directly impact my work, which I talked about in the offseason, and Brian took the lead in this, and I really appreciate the way our relationship is developing.”

Rogers said that being a teammate again “made me so much happier this year.”

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