Even with the Packers biggest offseason question answered, there's still plenty of (beautiful) mystery
Aaron Rodgers will be a Green Bay Packer in 2022. We know that for sure because the quarterback said so himself. He refuted reports of a four-year contract worth $200 million that would make the word “lucrative” blush. The structure of that contract, for however much money he ultimately gets (and it will be a four-time MVP’s worth), will signal more about his future than his announced return. Even then, we’ll be left wondering crucial questions about the future of this team.
First, the mechanics of the contract. A “four-year deal” could reasonably turn out to be a one- or two-year deal with extra years to stretch guarantees. Davante Adams would care about just how long Rodgers plans to be in Green Bay and how long the Packers would reasonably have to keep him. Those tentacles creep into the future of Jordan Love whose market may never be hotter than this spring in a weak quarterback draft, no free-agent market to speak of, and with the big QB dominoes already fallen.