Wednesday, July 7, 2021

'I don't know': Rodgers dodges questions at 'The Match' about whether he'll return as Packers quarterback

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Drake Bentley
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Aaron Rodgers, left, and Bryson DeChambeau celebrate after beating Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in The Match at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana.
Stacy Revere, Getty Images for The Match

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers played in TNT's "The Match" while avoiding questions on his situation — but the commentators knew they couldn't end the program without asking the reigning MVP if he will be playing next season. 

Brian Anderson, Brewers play-by-play announcer and regular NBA commentator for TNT, finally asked Rodgers: "Packers-Bears, any idea whose going to be there? Anybody going to be quarterbacking in the number 12 jersey?"

(The Packers take on the Bears Oct. 17, in week six of the season.)

"Yeah, I don't know, BA, we'll see," said Rodgers.

"How about September 12th then, will you go for that one?" Anderson asked.

"What's that one?" Rodgers replied.

"That would be the opener against the Saints," Anderson said. 

"Yeah, I don't know, BA, we'll see," Rodgers declared again. 

Anderson seemingly gave up with his line of questioning after that, but Rodgers quipped to Anderson, "I know you're a Milwaukee guy." 

Others on the commentating team tried their best to force an answer out of Rodgers. Future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald was on hand and proclaimed "Everybody is on their toes, they want to know." Rodgers quickly changed the subject to Tom Brady, his opponent in The Match, saying, "I'm trying to talk to him about if he's going to keep playing or not."

Charles Barkley couldn't resist bringing some funny to the moment, stating, "Hey Aaron, we go way back, you can just tell me, I'll keep it a secret."

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Rodgers left Barkley on a cliffhanger, saying "Charles, I'll tell you this week in Tahoe."

Both Rodgers and Barkley will be a part of the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. 

The question remains if Rodgers will appear for Packers training camp later this month. Tuesday's "The Match" did not shed any light on the situation. 

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