Report: Aaron Rodgers Does Not Want to Return to Packers
April 29Matt LaMarcaSportsGrid
There have been a ton of big-name quarterbacks looking to change teams this offseason, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports you can add Rodgers’ name to that list. Head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst have both met with Rodgers at various points this offseason, but they have not changed his mind.
However, the various NFL reporters throughout the league are varying about the severity of this matter. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that this is related to his contract more than anything else. The Packers have asked him to restructure his deal, Rodgers refused, and they have been unable to work out an extension yet. They are still working on a deal to get Rodgers extended, and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports there is “zero chance” that the Packers actually trade their franchise quarterback.
Schefter and Jay Glazer are more skeptical. They are reporting that Rodgers’ issues are with more than the contract, and Glazer adds that “Rodgers is pretty strongly convicted that he doesn’t want to go back to the Packers.” ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio even went as far as to suggest that Rodgers could be traded this weekend.
Rodgers is coming off the third MVP of his career last season, so he remains at the peak of his powers. This situation is still developing, but it can change the course of the upcoming year. The Packers are listed at +1400 to win Super Bowl LVI on FanDuel Sportsbook, but that number would plummet without Rodgers. Get your popcorn ready.
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