Despite taking plenty of time to weigh his future with the team, Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers left no doubt as to his level of commitment for the 2021 NFL season.
The nine-time Pro Bowler told former teammate James Jones on NFL Network his first day back "was a little strange" given everything that had transpired. He added that he's still "100 percent all-in."
Rodgers' return wasn't a foregone conclusion, with some oddsmakers briefly taking all Packers-related betting lines off the board in the belief would retire.
But ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on July 26 the Packers appeased the 37-year-old with some concessions in terms of his contract and more wide-ranging issues. In effect, it sets up a situation in which the two sides coexist for 2021 and perhaps go their own ways in 2022.
If last year is any indication, then Rodgers won't let the drama negatively impact his performance. It doesn't seem like a coincidence that he threw for 4,299 yards and an NFL-best 48 touchdowns after Green Bay traded up to select his heir apparent, Jordan Love, and didn't inform him it was planning to do so.