Aaron Rodgers could retire in the offseason as he plans to take time before deciding his next move. Rodgers also contemplated retirement in 2021 and 2022 but eventually returned to the Green Bay Packers. On Sunday Night Football, the Packers needed to beat the Detroit Lions to clinch a playoff berth.
Instead, the Packers suffered a 20-16 loss and missed out on the playoffs. "At some point, the carousel comes to a stop and it's time to get off, and I think you kind of know when that is. And that's what needs to be contemplated.
Is it time? Also, what's the organization doing? That's part of it, as well. But the competitive fire is always going to be there. I don't think that ever goes away. Sometimes it gets transferred, I think, to other things that might not ever fill that large void.
But like I said, I feel good about what I've accomplished in this league and wouldn't have any regrets walking away. But I got to see what it feels like once I get away from this," Leonard said after the game, per ESPN.
Rodgers could retire despite all the money
In the past offseason, Rodgers signed a three-year, $150 million extension with the Packers.
But Rodgers has suggested that the money won't be the factor in his decision. "Do I feel like I have anything left to prove to myself? Do I want to go back and gear up for another grind? Or is it time? Is time to step away? Is it time for another voice to be leading this team? I think I need to get away and contemplate those things.
Those are real to me," Rodgers explained. After winning back-to-back NFL MVP awards in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 season wasn't that great for Rodgers. Rodgers had 26 touchdown passes this season but also 12 interceptions. It remains to be seen what will Rodgers decide in the offseason.