I get that the entire point of writing this flies in the face of the premise because there is going to be so much overdone coverage of what Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will do in the offseason. Let’s keep it simple, I know 100% what will happen.
Rodgers will either return to Green Bay or retire.
Brady will either return to Tampa Bay or retire.
Those are the only two outcomes for either player.
Rodgers is not playing for the Broncos. He is not getting dealt 1-1 for Russell Wilson. He is not going to go to Cleveland, or Pittsburgh, or anywhere else.
Let me repeat: Rodgers will be a Packer or he will be retired.
“I don’t want to be a part of a rebuild if I’m going to keep playing,” Rodgers said after Saturday night’s 13-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
“There’s a lot of players whose futures are up in the air, so definitely will be interesting to see which way some of those decisions will go.”
The Packers in a salary-cap hell. The team mortgaged the future for the present and it didn’t work. Including Rodgers, the team has to figure out what to do with All-Pro Davante Adams and edge rusher Za’Darius Smith.
It will not be moves that make Rodgers happy… the team will get turned over to Jordan Love and Rodgers will ride off into the sunset.
As for The Goat… he was asked last month when he’ll know it’s time to retire, to which Brady said:
“That’s a good question. I don’t know. I think I’ll have to just, after every year, think about what the situation looks like for me, personally and professionally. Obviously, I love playing; I don’t think my love will go away. I think I’ll be able to do it, it’s just the other things are kind of happening in my life, in regard to family situations. My kids are not getting younger, and I want to make sure that they get what they need, too.”
After the loss to the Rams, he added:
“Truthfully, guys, I’m thinking about this game. I’m not thinking about past five minutes from now,” Brady said.
“I haven’t put a lot of thought into it, taking it day by day.”
Brady is under contract for 2022 with Tampa. He is either playing there or he retires.
He is coming back.
Now, we can stop reading about it for the next five months.