Aaron Rodgers believes he can still play the game at a high level but also admitted that he is "not ready mentally or emotionally" to make a definitive decision on his NFL future. Rodgers, 39, won back-to-back NFL MVP awards in 2020 and 2021 but the 2022 season wasn't his best.
However, he still believes that in the right situation he can be a dominant force. “Do I still think I can play? Of course. Of course. Can I play at a high level? Yeah, the highest. I think I can win MVP again, in the right situation.
Right situation, is that Green Bay or is that somewhere else, I’m not sure. But I don’t think you should shut down any opportunity. Like I said during the season, It’s got to be both sides like actually wanting to work together moving forward, and I think there’s more conversation to be had," Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show, per Pro Football Talk.
Rodgers hints why he may not return to the Packers
Last offseason, the Packers retained Rodgers but All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams left the team. Many believed that Adams' departure would negatively impact Rodgers and that turned out to be correct.
This season, the Packers had a very young wide receiver corps and there were times when Rodgers definitely wasn't clicking with his receivers. Now, Rodgers has hinted that he will not really be interested in playing for the Packers if they hit a rebuild mode.
“I think no player wants to be part of any type of rebuild. I said that years ago. Reloads are a lot of fun, because you feel like you’re close. You’re only a couple guys away," Rodgers said. Last offseason, Rodgers signed a three-year extension with the Packers. But if Rodgers decides he wants out of Green Bay, he can simply demand a trade.