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NFL Hints at Aaron Rodgers Staying in Green Bay With Primetime Schedule

Isaiah De Los Santos
The NFL could be making a statement about Aaron Rodgers with how many prime-time games the Green Bay Packers have in 2021.
The NFL could be making a statement about Aaron Rodgers with how many prime-time games the Green Bay Packers have in 2021. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images
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One storyline going into the league-wide 2021 schedule release on Wednesday was how the NFL would handle the Green Bay Packers. There was a thought that the current drama surrounding Aaron Rodgers could ultimately cost Green Bay primetime games this season.

However, the Packers' schedule featured a surprise on that front and could be a sign of things to come.

Packers Primetime Games 2021

Green Bay was awarded five primetime games for this upcoming season, including three contests before flex scheduling is possible. That means the Packers are locked into those pre-flex games no matter what. And it seems the league is banking on Rodgers being there.

The Packers' primetime games in 2021 are against the Detroit Lions (MNF) in Week 2, San Francisco 49ers (SNF) in Week 3, Arizona Cardinals (TNF) in Week 8, Chicago Bears (SNF) in Week 14 and Minnesota Vikings (SNF) in Week 17.

The Bears and Vikings matchups could be flex candidates if a Rodgers trade takes Green Bay out of playoff contention. Still, the league giving the Packers the maximum in terms of primetime exposure seems to be an indicator of how they think the Rodgers situation will resolve.

Oddsmakers seem to think Rodgers could be staying in Green Bay as well. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds have the Packers ranked fourth in the NFC with +850 odds to win the conference championship.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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