The good news for Green Bay Packers fans is obvious: Reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back with the team at training camp after a tumultuous offseason in which he reportedly lobbied for a trade and declined to attend organized team activities.
But Rodgers' return on a revised contract also changes the dynamics in Green Bay.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday that the new agreement will grant the 37-year-old "the freedom to decide where he wants to play in 2022."
It's unclear if there's a verbal or contractual agreement in place for that, but the fact that Rodgers is now eligible to hit free agency in 2023 should be enough to light a fire under the Packers on the trade market next offseason. They won't likely want to risk losing Rodgers for nothing after the 2022 campaign.