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Aaron Rodgers Discusses How Young Wideouts Affect His Packers Future

Tyler Maher
Aaron Rodgers opened up about a potential factor in his future with the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers opened up about a potential factor in his future with the Green Bay Packers. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Aaron Rodgers' future with the Green Bay Packers has been a constant topic of conversation for years, and now it appears to be up in the air once again.

Rodgers, who has won four MVPs and a Super Bowl with the Packers since debuting there in 2005, shared some insight on a factor that may affect his long-term plans to stay in Green Bay.

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While Rodgers has threatened to leave the Packers before due to his contract situation and the presence of Jordan Love, he now has a new reason to move on. According to Rodgers, the development of the team's young wide receivers will impact his decision to return in 2023.

Rodgers has not been particularly impressed with Green Bay's receiving corps this year, which has affected his performance significantly. The reigning back-to-back MVP has seen his numbers fall across the board as he's struggled to gel with his new pass-catchers, as his 233.8 yards per game are his fewest since becoming a full-time starter in 2008.

The loss of Davante Adams is also having a clear effect on Rodgers, as the five-time Pro Bowler is with the Las Vegas Raiders this year after spending the last eight seasons with Green Bay. Rookie wideout Romeo Doubs has stepped up in his absence, but Adams' elite production is impossible to replace.

If the Packers want to keep Rodgers, they need to maintain a strong supporting cast around him. The New England Patriots' failure to do so with Tom Brady was a big reason why he bolted to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Green Bay would obviously like to avoid a similar fate with their franchise quarterback if possible.

Despite the early struggles of Rodgers and his teammates, the Packers are still off to a strong start. They're 3-1 so far and currently have the fourth-best Super Bowl odds (+1000) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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