Report: Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst “Will Not” Trade Aaron Rodgers
May 31Matt LaMarcaSportsGrid
The situation between the Packers and Rodgers remains one of the most important storylines in the NFL. Rodgers has previously stated that he is no longer interested in playing in Green Bay, but the Packers are not interested in meeting his trade demands. The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman reports that the Packers GM will not trade Rodgers this summer, putting Rodgers in a tough spot. If he is truly unwilling to play for the Packers this season, that would leave sitting out or retiring as his only two options.
This update comes before an important date in this saga. If the Packers were to move Rodgers after June 1, it would result in a cap hit of approximately $21M. That’s a lot of money, but it represents a significant decrease from the $38.3M cap hit if the team traded him before June 1.
Ultimately, this situation has turned into a high-stakes staring contest between the two sides, and it will be interesting to see who blinks first. The Packers are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl at +1700 on FanDuel Sportsbook, but that number would plummet without Rodgers under center.
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