By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 08, 2022 at 7:41 PM Photography: Evan Siegle /

The Jordan Love era will have to wait a little longer – again – as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed on Twitter that he will return to the green and gold for the upcoming 2022-23 season. 

Former NFL player and current sports talk host Pat McAfee broke the news on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, stating that while no deal was officially done, Rodgers – unsurprisingly his source on the scoop – was returning to the Packers with "a cap-friendly deal on the way" in the hopes of leaving the team more room to sign additional key players. (For instance, star wide receiver and Rodgers' favorite target Davante Adams, who was given the Green Bay's "franchise tag" deal for the upcoming season on Tuesday as well.)

Things got confusing after McAfee's big reveal, however, as conflicting reports came in claiming that Rodgers' impending deal was for $200 million – $153 million guaranteed – over four years, setting the four-time MVP up to be the highest paid player in NFL history. McAfee would later say those numbers were not accurate, much less signed and agreed upon, according to his "sources" ... very high-up, MVP-winning, corduroy-wearing "sources" that would later take to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to clarify the contract situation for good.

Go figure: A situation involving Aaron Rodgers that became more complicated than necessary. Who could've guessed.

But while the contract itself is still murky, the most important offseason question is answered: Aaron Rodgers will be back with the Green Bay Packers next season. (Sorry, Broncos – though they ended up trading for Seahawks quarterback and former Wisconsin Badger Russell Wilson today, so don't feel too bad for them.) And say whatever you will about Rodgers' most recent playoff struggles and off-field dramas, but if Green Bay wants to make another deep postseason run next year, their best chance is unquestionably with him at the helm. So here's to hopefully, finally, breaking through to the Super Bowl – and a hopefully less dramatic journey there than this past season. 

For more Aaron Rodgers and Packers updates, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.