Updated: Oct 10, 2021
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Ever since Aaron Rodger's interview on the Pat McAfee Show last week where he waxed poetic about the city of Pittsburgh and Mike Tomlin, many have been linking Rodgers to the Steelers in 2022.
It's been well documented that Rodgers is unhappy with the Packers front office and it's looking like this is Ben Roethlisberger's last year, so it could be a good fit. But will Rodgers want to play behind that offensive line?
Rodgers and Tomlin also had a moment during last Sunday's game. Rodgers smiled and gave Tomlin a head nod after Tomlin called a timeout, which prevented Rodgers from catching the Steelers' defense with 12 players on the field.
Rodgers during his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show said he's not sending signals to the Steelers that he's interested in coming to Pittsburgh in 2022, he just has a lot of respect for Tomlin.
"Mike Tomlin, I'm going to tell you how I feel about Mike Tomlin. If you want to take that and run with it and say I'm angling for some sort of next team or something, I'm not. I'm just answering a question about my respect for Mike and what he's accomplished in the league.
"I'm a big Mike Tomlin fan. I have been for a long time. "I like the way that he speaks about his team. I like the way he goes about his business. I like his confidence. I've heard nothing but good things from guys that have played there. I like Mike Tomlin."
While Rodgers says he's not trying to send any signals. One betting site sees Rodgers being in the black and gold in 2022. According to Oddsshark, Rodgers is listed as the favorite to be the Steelers quarterback in Week 1 of the 2022 season at +200. Mason Rudolph is second at +400.
With Rodgers having the utmost respect for Tomlin, it makes sense to have him as a favorite to land in Pittsburgh. But again, I just don't know if Rodgers would want to play behind the Steelers' shaky offensive line. Roethlisberger has been taking a beating this year behind them.