On Sunday, after a tough loss to the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers superfan Lil Wayne said what I imagine a lot of the fan base is thinking.

It’s time for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to retire.

There’s no doubt that Rodgers is playing some pretty bad football right now. But as a future NFL Hall of Famer and the reigning two-time NFL MVP, it’s more than fair to suggest that Rodgers deserves some time to turn things around.

But I’m not sure there’s any saving this sinking ship. The Packers should’ve put up at least 30 points on the Lions’ porous defense.

Instead, they scored 9 points.

It was the third time that Green Bay has scored 10 or fewer points this season.

There aren’t any reasons for Packers fans to feel optimistic that things are going to get better in 2022.

And the bad news is that it looks even worse for 2023.

That’s because Rodgers’ paycheck is set to increase significantly next season, which will severely limit Green Bay’s ability to improve the roster.


The bad news is that the Packers are in a bad spot with Rodgers’ contract even if he retires.

Rodgers deciding to retire wouldn’t immediately make things better for the Packers in 2023. But it would allow Green Bay to get the bad Rodgers contract behind them and they could get to work on their rebuild.

And that’s why Packers fans should be hoping that Rodgers decides to call it quits after 2022.

It’s not a good situation for the Packers any way you look at it. But moving on from Rodgers via his retirement is probably the best way for Green Bay to get the franchise back on track.

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