The Green Bay Packers 'badly want' Aaron Rodgers back for 2022

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The Green Bay Packers 'badly want' Aaron Rodgers back for 2022

Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy has made it clear he wants quarterback Aaron Rodgers back for 2022. Rodgers is likely to win back-to-back MVP awards but those two great didn't lead to a Super Bowl win.

Rodgers' future with the Packers was uncertain a year ago but he returned for the 2021 season. A year later, Rodgers is again considering whether to continue his career in Green Bay or change teams. “A key factor will be whether Aaron Rodgers comes back for the 2022 season,” wrote Murphy on the Packers’ official team website.

“Matt, Brian, executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball and I are all in agreement that we want Aaron to come back. He is likely to win his fourth league MVP, is the unquestioned leader of our team and is still playing at a high level at 38.

"Although we will face many challenges this offseason, I have tremendous confidence in Matt, Brian and Russ. I don’t think anyone in the league knows the rules regarding the salary cap better than Russ. He will be our most valuable employee this offseason”.

Rodgers hinted he will not retire

After the Packers suffered a 13-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round, Rodgers hinted he will not retire. "I'm still super competitive, still know I can play at a high level, so it's going to be a tough decision," Rodgers said during a 17-minute session with reporters after the game.

"I have a lot of things to weigh in the coming weeks. But man, just so much gratitude for this city and this organization and such a long, long career here that I'm proud of and really thankful for all the men and women that work here, the men I've gotten to cross paths with, coaches and players over the years."

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur made it clear after the game they want Rodgers back. "Certainly we want him back here," Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said. "I think we'd be crazy not to want him back here.

He's going to be the two-time MVP. This guy does so much for our football team, not only what you guys see on Sunday's or every game day, but what he does in that locker room, how he leads. I know what he puts into this thing, and certainly I'm extremely disappointed in that we couldn't get over the hump for not only him, but for everybody in that locker room."