Could Panthers pounce if Aaron Rodgers becomes available?
By Dean Jones
Aaron Rodgers cast doubt over his future with the Green Bay Packers after their playoff loss, which could be another possible option for the Carolina Panthers.
This season could be one of the more eventful when it comes to quarterback movement across the league. The Carolina Panthers are set to be right in the thick of things with severe doubts about Teddy Bridgewater‘s long-term future with the franchise and it’s going to be interesting to see where some big names end up in the coming weeks.
One surprise signal-caller who threw more speculation about his future over the weekend will have the entire NFL on red alert. Aaron Rodgers appeared less than enthused regarding his future with the Green Bay Packers following their disappointing home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that denied the signal-caller another to the Super Bowl, which won’t have gone unnoticed by any stretch of the imagination.
This might be down to the emotion involved. But considering what went on within the organization prior to the 2020 season, it could see Rodgers decide that his future lies elsewhere other than Green Bay.
"“[There are] a lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain, myself included. That’s what’s sad about it most … getting this far. Obviously there’s going to be an end to it at some point, whether we make it past this one or not. Just the uncertainties, (it) is tough, and the finality of it.”"
Seeing Rodgers in anything other than a Packers uniform seems unfathomable. He has been the beating heart of the organization since replacing Brett Favre and if his play this season was any indication, there is still plenty more in the tank despite the fact he recently turned 37-years-old.
This is a situation that the Panthers and others across the league will be monitoring closely. There might be an amicable resolution to Rodgers’ apparent disgruntlement with the way things are being run in Green Bay. But if the future Pro Football Hall of Famers decides it’s time to seek a new challenge, Carolina would be foolish not to explore the possibility.