As if there wasn’t already enough drama ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, here’s another monster rumor to throw into the mix.
Packers star Aaron Rodgers is so “disgruntled” with Green Bay that he has told members of the organization that he does not want to return to the team, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who notes that the Packers are “aware” and “concerned” about Rodgers’ feelings.
Rodgers is reportedly unhappy for multiple reasons, including the Packers’ decision to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with their 2020 first-round pick. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers and the Packers have been negotiating a “long-term contract” following his 2020 MVP season. Rodgers has become frustrated with Green Bay’s insistence to restructure his deal instead of offering an extension, Rapoport said.
Despite Rodgers’ frustrations, the Packers have no plans to move the 37-year-old, according to Schefter.
“As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond,” Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst told Schefter. “Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team.”
Schefter’s bombshell landed shortly after multiple reports emerged regarding the 49ers’ interest in acquiring Rodgers.
KFAN’s Paul Allen reported that San Francisco had offered Green Bay a huge package headlined by Jimmy Garoppolo and the No. 3 overall pick in exchange for Rodgers. However, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky refuted that report, saying there were “no calls” between the teams. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero fell somewhere in the middle, reporting that the 49ers did reach out to the Packers but “no formal offer was made.” A source told Pelissero that there is a “zero percent chance” Green Bay trades the reigning MVP.
Rodgers is coming off a season in which he threw for 4,299 yards and a league-high 48 touchdowns. He is second in Packers franchise history in both passing yards and passing touchdowns behind only Brett Favre.
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