Skip to main content

ESPN Analyst Would Be "Surprised" If Aaron Rodgers Returns To Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers walks off the field on Saturday night.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 22: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers gestures as he exits the field after losing the NFC Divisional Playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Matt Hasselbeck knows what it's like to quarterback a franchise for a number of years and move on. On Wednesday, the ESPN analyst and former Seahawk said he'd be "surprised" to see Aaron Rodgers in Green & Gold come 2022.

"I'd be surprised if Aaron is back in Green Bay," Hasselbeck said in a conversation on "One reason would be to look at recent history."

"The guys that he looks up to -- there's probably not a lot of guys that he looks up to, but Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would be two of those guys," he continued. "You could never have ever imagined Peyton Manning leaving Indianapolis or Tom Brady leaving New England. But it worked out awesome for both guys."

Saying, "There is life after."

"People are probably thinking about legacy and go win one somewhere else. I don't think it's that. Ultimately, people forget players are human," Hasselbeck continued. "Aaron is getting older. He's talking about starting a family. There's things like that that come into it."

Aaron Rodgers' future with the team remains up in the air heading into the offseason. During his Tuesday appearance on the "Pat McAfee Show," Aaron said pretty much every option is on the table.

Despite being under contract with Green Bay, the three-time MVP hold all the leverage when it comes to this situation. It's sure to be the biggest storyline heading into the new league year.