Mark Murphy on Monday did his best to put the fears of Green Bay Packers fans to rest.
Appearing on WTAQ-FM’s “The 5th Quarter” show, the Packers CEO insisted that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to the team for the 2021 season. Rodgers, who sounded non-committal after Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, reportedly wants a new contract.
“We’re not idiots,” Murphy said, as transcribed by WTAQ-FM’s Mark Daniels. “Aaron Rodgers will be back. He’s our leader.”
Obviously, Murphy’s words mean nothing if Rodgers eventually decides he wants to leave. The 37-year-old quarterback could force a trade if he so chooses.
That said, Murphy’s apparent commitment to Rodgers indicates the Packers might not yet be ready to hand the keys to 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love.