Green Bay Packers QB Rodgers Unsure if He'll Play in 2023

The Green Bay Packers may have a serious question mark at quarterback for the 2023 season. Speaking on the Pat McAffe Show Tuesday afternoon, 10-time Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he wasn't ready to decide whether he would return for another season.

Rodgers had arguably his worst season as a pro in 2022, stumbling to career lows in passing yards per game (217.4) and passer rating (91.1). His 12 interceptions were also his most in a season since initially taking over as the Packers starter in 2008. The team finished 8-9, narrowly missing the playoffs due to a 20-16 loss to the Detroit Lions in the season finale.

The Packers passing attack struggled in 2022, but there are reasons for optimism going forward. After trading away six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams in the offseason, the Packers were unusually dependent on rookie wide receivers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Both had their up and downs but ultimately showed promise, combining for 1036 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. As they improve in year two and beyond, the Packers passing attack should too.

Unfortunately for Rodgers, he'll turn 40 years old next season, and he may not have time to wait around for the Packers to gradually come together around him. If Rodgers can't envision himself lifting the team to a successful 2023 season, all parties may be better served by a graceful retirement. Jordan Love, Rodgers' supposed successor, was drafted 26th overall in 2020 and is set to hit unrestricted free agency following the 2023 season. The Packers could benefit from seeing what they have in him.

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