Green Bay Packers president open to retiring Aaron Rodgers’ number

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Although Aaron Rodgers’ time with the Green Bay Packers didn’t end in the best of fashion, it looks as though his former team still plan on honoring him.

The 39-year-old played for the Packers from 2005 to 2022. However, his time with the team came to an end at the end of last season after he requested a trade.

In the end, Rodgers was traded to the New York Jets.

Although his time with the Packers is now over, it doesn’t take away from the fact that the 24th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft was one of the greatest players the franchise has ever seen.

Rodgers drew for 59,055 yards and 475 career touchdowns with Green Bay, which is good enough for ninth and fifth in NFL history respectively.

He also led the team to victory in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010 and was named Super Bowl MVP, along with being a four-time NFL MVP, four-time All-Pro and 10-time Pro Bowler.

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Green Bay to honor Rodgers

Although Packers fans will no longer see Rodgers throw touchdowns at Lambeau Field while wearing the team’s colors, it looks as though they will honor the quarterback when the time is right.

“He was one of the greatest players in the history of the Packers, and we want to thank him for all he did during his remarkable, 18-year career,” Packers president Mark Murphy told The Athletic.

“We will bring him back and retire his number at the appropriate time.”

The comments were met with applause from those in attendance at Lambeau Field during the Green Bay shareholders meeting.

When Rodgers has his number retired, he’ll become just the seventh Packers player to receive the honor.

Don Hutson (14), Tony Canadeo (3), Bart Starr (15), Ray Nitschke (66), Reggie White (92) and Brett Favre (4) are the other Packers players to have their numbers retired.

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