Former Vikings quarterback comments on Aaron Rodgers’ future

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers /

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre recently gave his thoughts on how much longer Aaron Rodgers will remain with the Green Bay Packers.

No one can relate more to Aaron Rodgers right now than former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.

Before he eventually made his way to Minnesota, Favre was essentially kicked to the curb by the Green Bay Packers to make room for Rodgers. Fast forward to this past weekend and the Packers were up to their old tricks again when they used a first-round pick to draft Rodgers’ eventual replacement, Jordan Love.

Green Bay not only selected Love in the first round, but they traded up to draft him. So the desire to find a replacement for Rodgers was clearly on the mind of the Packers for the last few months.

Most were surprised with Green Bay’s decision last weekend and Favre’s reaction was no different. The former Vikings quarterback recently appeared on The Rich Eisen Show and gave his thoughts on what Rodgers is currently dealing with.

"“I think that the (Packers) burned a bridge that’s going to be hard to overcome. At some point, I think it will rear its ugly head.I think (Rodgers will) play somewhere else. I think Aaron will finish somewhere else, that’s my gut.”"

Considering it would cost Green Bay at least $30 million in dead cap to release or trade Rodgers before 2022, he’s likely going to remain their starting quarterback for the next two seasons. This ultimately defeats the entire purpose of taking advantage of a young signal-caller on a rookie contract.

At most, the majority of teams who have found success with a young quarterback on a rookie deal have waited no less than a year to insert their new guy as the starter. With the Packers’ current situation, it could be two or three years until Love is able to get an opportunity as the team’s starting quarterback.

At the same time, a lot can happen between now and 2022. There’s a chance that Green Bay could even figure out a way to get Rodgers out of town after 2021 if it’s something that doesn’t create a tremendous financial impact for the team.

With how long quarterbacks are able to continue playing in today’s NFL, the 36-year-old Rodgers could have at least another six productive seasons left in him. Clearly, the Packers aren’t planning on this happening and they’ve now turned their attention to figuring out life without their longtime signal-caller.

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Given Minnesota’s history of signing legendary quarterbacks near the end of their careers, could Rodgers be the next former Packers signal-caller to end his time in a league wearing purple and gold?