Report: Aaron Rodgers, Packers finalize reworked contract for 2021 season

Aaron Rodgers addresses the media after his off-season friction with the Packers, said he felt like a “lame duck QB” after having an MVP season, and even contemplated retirement, but says the fire still burns to play football. Courtesy: NFL Network.

After months of trade rumours and speculation, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have reportedly agreed on an amended contract that will keep him with the team for the 2021 season.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the agreement only needs signatures to be made official.

Rodgers reported for the first day of Packers training camp Wednesday as negotiations between his representatives and the team were ongoing. He was already under contract for this season but was reportedly not satisfied with the organization and the direction it was headed.

He confirmed many of those frustrations in an animated press conference Wednesday.

"I felt like if you can't commit to me past 2021 and I'm not part of your recruiting process in free agency, if I'm not a part of the future, then instead of letting me be a lame-duck quarterback, if you want to make a change and move forward, then go ahead and do it," Rodgers said.

The reigning MVP, Rodgers led the Packers to the NFC title game last season. But rumours of his frustration and a potential trade first surfaced at the NFL Draft and followed Rodgers everywhere he went this off-season.

While this agreement will keep Rodgers in the Green Bay lineup to start his 17th season, whether he will still be there at the end of it remains an open question.

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