Packers' Aaron Rodgers: It's either Super Bowl victory or disappointment
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has acknowledged that their 2021 season will with either a championship or a disappointment. Rodgers, who many believe is set to play his last season as a Packer, has set the highest possible goals for the 2021 season.
“I think we all know what’s at stake,” Rodgers said, per Pro Football Talk. “I talked about that a little bit the other day about perspective and how important that perspective is to focus on this season and enjoy the most out of this season, because there are a lot of unknowns”.
Rodgers is not the only big name that stayed with the Packers for 2021 but could leave after the season. There is a strong belief that Rodgers and star wide receiver Davante Adams will leave after this season. “They jumped through some hoops to get under the cap this year,” Rodgers said.
“Obviously, the cap is expected to go back up next year but you never know. So we’re just going to enjoy this season. It’s Title Town. It’s championship or disappointment”.
Rodgers doesn't want a farewell tour
During training camp, Rodgers admitted retirement crossed his mind.
"I don't want a farewell tour," Rodgers said recently. "I don't know what's going to happen after the season, but I'm going to enjoy it with the right perspective, for sure, and not look at it as I'm getting through this.
I'm going to enjoy the hell out of all of it." After the Packers selected quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL draft, Rodgers thpught the 2020 season could be his last in Green Bay. "The reason I approached it like that is I just knew when the [Love] pick was made that the clock had started, for sure," Rodgers said.
"And I thought unless there was something in the season that really made me feel like I'm going to be here past 2021 that maybe this would be my last year. I didn't want to be going into a year with some sort of ... as a lame duck, like I said.
I didn't think that was fair to what I accomplished and what I mean to this team, and nothing really changed in that regard. I went into the offseason, that [it] could have been it." "I'm glad that I enjoyed every moment, I'm glad that I led exactly the way I wanted to lead and looked for those conversations with certain guys that needed a pick-me-up at different times.
I took the headphones off and enjoyed the surroundings and the road trips and the time with the guys. Yeah, it's a good template, for sure."