Packers sticking to Aaron Rodgers as starting quarterback



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Packers sticking to Aaron Rodgers as starting quarterback

The Green Bay Packers haven't yet restructured or extended the contract of stat quarterback Aaron Rodgers but it doesn't mean that it won't happen at some point this offseason. The Packers have spent the offseason restructuring contract in order to be able give a good contract to star running back Aaron Jones and keep the same core that made the NFC Championship Game.

"That's kind of something we're working through," Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said, per ESPN. "You know, it's something that we've talked about quite a bit as we've worked through this salary-cap situation, which is really kind of a two-year situation.

We've looked at a lot of different things and that's one of them."

The Packers sticking to Rodgers

"Aaron's our guy; he's going to be our quarterback for the foreseeable future," Gutekunst added.

"We're excited about the kind of the things we're going to try to accomplish here over the next couple years. So we certainly think with the contract that you're kind of talking about is something we'll work through.

We're going to have to do probably a few things with different contracts as we head toward the season and then through the season to make sure that our salary cap situation, not only this year, but in 2022 is square. So we're not done yet.

We've done a lot to get here. We've kind of been doing things as we go and we will continue to do that as we go." After the Packers selected Jordan Love with the 24th pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the rumors about Rodgers' future began to swirl around.

"I think we're exactly where we were last year when I made comments after the draft and throughout the season," Rodgers told Pat McAfee. "I don't feel like any of that has changed. Even my comments directly after the last game -- and we talked about it on this show -- some thought or made assumptions based on what I said, but nothing's really changed.

My future is, really, a lot of it is out of my control. That's why I've used the phrase like 'beautiful mystery,' because it is quite uncertain which direction things are going to go." The Packers restructured six veteran contracts this offseason.

"We're going to be in kind of the same situation next year as we are this year with trying to continue to push more money out to field our team," Gutekunst said. "I think we had to do a lot of things to bring guys back this year and we'll have to do that again.

So we're not done by any means yet and we are working through that with a number of our players, including Aaron."