Ex-Green Bay Packers star urges team to consider trading Aaron Rodgers

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Ex-Green Bay Packers star urges team to consider trading Aaron Rodgers

Ex-Green Bay Packers star Charles Woodson says the Packers should consider trading quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers was unhappy with the Packers a year ago but returned for the 2021 season. The Packers failed to win a Super Bowl this season and Rodgers' future in Green Bay is again uncertan.

"If I'm putting my GM hat on, I'm thinking about trading Aaron Rodgers," Woodson said on Good Morning Football.

Several days ago, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy made it clear the team wants Rodgers back for 2022. “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 doesn't plan to retire

After the Packers' divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Rodgers hinted he will continue his career -- but didn't say it will in Green Bay. "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 also made it clear the Packers 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."