Aaron Rodgers Seemingly Will Make His Decision by Tag Deadline

Aaron Rodgers is a real team player.

If the Packers are going to use the franchise tag on their star receiver Davante Adams, they can do so as early as Feb. 22, but no later than March 8.

Rodgers has already said he does not want to be part of a rebuild and playing without Adams is not an option for him. And likewise for Adams; he would almost certainly prefer to be able to explore his options if Rodgers doesn’t return to the Packers.

“I’d like to be respectful of the organization,” Rodgers said Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “One decision that will be upcoming will be obviously Davante and his future with the team. There still is this thing called a franchise tag, which I don’t think ’17’ wants the franchise.

“I think that should be enough time to make a decision by then. I don’t want to put myself on a specific date, but I do want to be sensitive to Davante and many other guys who have decisions to make on their own futures. To drag it out past free agency would be disrespectful to the organization and to those guys, and that 100 percent will not happen.”

He said on Tuesday’s show that just about everything is on the table, which includes a return to Green Bay, a trade request or possible retirement.

Rodgers knows free agency isn’t an option because he still has another year left on his contract, and he said he would not sit out a season and then come back.

“I don’t have any desire to do that; that makes no sense,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers will milk this for all it’s worth, he must love the drama.

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