Packers CEO Insists Aaron Rodgers ‘Will Be Back’ In 2021

'He's our leader'

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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.

Thumbnail photo via Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports Images

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