WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Per reports, Aaron Rodgers wanted to exit the Green Bay Packers.
- The reigning MVP reportedly said he was not happy with his present contract, as he wished to transfer to San Francisco 49ers.
- Packager manager Brian Gutekunst said that Rodgers will remain with the team.
Rumor has it that Aaron Rodgers was furious with the Green Bay Packers, and that he wanted to exit the team as the 2021 league draft is about to kick start. Reports claim that he can be traded as early as the coming weekend.
Citing various sources, ESPN reported on Thursday that the reigning NFL MVP was “so disgruntled” with his team, that he directly expressed to some people within the organization that he wants out. A follow up report by Pro Football Talk released that Rodgers could be traded soon.
If Rodgers would be traded before June 1, the Packers would have a $31.6 million salary cap. If he would be traded after the said date, the team would have a $14.4 million cap hit this year and a $17.2 million hit in 2022.
Per reports, he was not satisfied with his current contract. Several sources also said that Rodgers “doesn’t like anyone in the front office for a variety of reasons,” according to Pro Football Talk.
As of last night, Rodgers’ wanted to transfer to either the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and/or the Las Vegas Raiders, per the sports outlet. The quarterback star wished that his team would approve the 49ers’ proposal of getting him in replacement of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, other players and the No.3 overall draft pick. The offer, however, was rejected by the Packers.
In a released statement, Packers manager Brian Gutekunst debunked the circulating reports.
“As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond. Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team,” he said.
Since Rodger’s loss to Tom Brady’s Buccaneers in the NFC Championship last January, he has been at the trading talks. Earlier this month, Rodgers told ESPN that he was not sure of what the future holds for him, and that the decision was not likely up to him alone.
In the 2020 season, Rodgers had 4,299 passing yards, 48 touchdowns with just five interceptions. The Packers had a 13-3 record during the regular season, clinching the top spot in the NFC.
Source: Fox News