Aaron Rodgers remains under contract with the Green Bay Packers through the 2023 season, but they could receive significant cap space if they moved on after the 2021 season either by a trade or release.
"I think we're exactly where we were last year when I made comments after the draft and throughout the season," Rodgers told Pat McAfee. "I don't feel like any of that has changed. Even my comments directly after the last game -- and we talked about it on this show -- some thought or made assumptions based on what I said, but nothing's really changed. My future, is really, a lot of it is out of my control. That's why I've used the phrase like "beautiful mystery," because it is quite uncertain which direction things are going to go."
Rodgers won his third NFL MVP in 2020 and led the Packers to the NFC Championship Game.
"All I can do is play my best, and I feel like last year I did do that," Rodgers said. "That may have thrown a wrench into some timelines that may have been thought about or desired, but ultimately things haven't really changed on that front. I meant what I said last year about really being at peace with the whole thing and that hasn't changed. I feel good about the way I played. Feel good about the way I led. ... Everything else is kind of for speculation, and I'm sure there will be plenty of it.
"It doesn't mean I can't be honest about how I thought those events would affect my future in Green Bay, and I said what I said last year and it's still a reality and that really hasn't changed."