This is the Morning Win by Andy Nesbitt.
Aaron Rodgers had a lot of people wondering about his immediate future with the Green Bay Packers when he said after their loss on Sunday that "A lot of guys' futures, they're uncertain, myself included."
At first glance, everyone had the right to wonder what the heck the likely NFL MVP was talking about with those words. Was he was seriously concerned about his future with the team, or was he trying to put the pressure on the team to help him out some more in 2021?
Either way, when Rodgers says something like that after another crushing loss in a NFC title game rumors and hot takes are gonna go flying around.
Well, on Tuesday Rodgers had his weekly appearance on Pat McAfee's radio show and he explained that he really didn't mean anything by it and got a little existential in basically saying can any of us really say any of our futures are not uncertain?
It was authentic – and a bit trippy – and Rodgers should keep doing McAfee's show next year because his weekly segments were pretty darn awesome.
But here's the deal with the QB – the Packers would be out of their minds to move him and he would be out of his mind to say goodbye.
Rodgers is going to be named MVP in a little over a week and at the age of 37 he is not slowing down at all, though he should have sped up and ran for the end zone at the end of Sunday's loss.
The Packers did trade up in last year's draft to take QB Jordan Love in the first round and while he could very well be a good NFL QB, he could also not be a very good NFL QB, which would be a big problem.
The Packers should look at what happened in New England this year with the Patriots letting Tom Brady go to Tampa. They didn't have a QB and struggled just to go 7-9.
The Packers should also look at what Brady did this year – at the age of 43 he led the Bucs to the Super Bowl. Rodgers, at 37, is like a spring chicken compared to Brady and should have a bunch of really good years left.
It's more than likely that Rodgers and the Packers are going to stay together at least for another year.
Both sides would be smart to ride this out for as long a they can, however, because sticking with a sure thing is for sure the right thing to do.
Quick hits: Trent's unreal flop… Daytona 500 paint schemes… NBA trade saves player.
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– Portland's Gary Trent Jr. had one of the most unbelievable flops in NBA history.
– The Daytona 500 is coming up in a hurry and here are all the paint schemes that we know of so far.
– Caris LeVert getting traded in the James Harden move has turned out to be an incredibly fortunate thing for his overall health.
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