Packers to retire Aaron Rodgers number ‘at the right time’


The Green Bay Packers intend to retire No. 12 quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

This was stated by Mark Murphy, the president of the Wisconsin club, on Monday.

“He is one of the great players in the history of the Packers, said the one whose remarks were reported by The Athletic. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as soon as he gets the chance and we will retire his number at the appropriate time. »

The Packers have already retired the numbers of six players, including quarterback Brett Favre’s number 4 in 2015.

The Green Bay organization drafted Rodgers in the first round (24th overall) of the 2005 auction. He became the starter three years later, having played a total of 18 seasons with the team. The California native won Super Bowl XLV and four NFL MVP titles with the Packers. He also holds the franchise record for most touchdown passes with 475.

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Last spring, the Packers decided to take things a step further and they traded Rodgers to the New York Jets.

« We thought it was the right time to move on, » Murphy said. We believe that [le quart-arrière] Jordan Love is ready. It’s similar to what happened with Aaron, who had to wait three years behind a Hall of Famer and learned a tremendous amount. »

The Packers picked Love in the first round (26th overall) of the 2020 draft. He has since appeared in 10 games and completed 60.2% of his passes for 606 yards and three majors.


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