Aaron Rodgers at Feud with Green Bay Packers, Considers His Future

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No NFL MVP has ever been traded the year after he won the award. With the recent rumors swirling around Rodgers’ future, he may be the first on that list.

Prior to this week’s highly anticipated NFL Draft, reports came out that long-time Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is extremely unhappy with the team. According to ESPN Senior NFL Insider, Adam Schefter, “Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Green Bay Packers that he has told some within the organization that he does not want to return to the team.” 

Rodgers’ NFL Resume

Rodgers, 37, is now going into his 17th year in the NFL, one with many accomplishments to his name. He has won the NFL MVP three times, with the most recent being this past season. The Packers quarterback also has a Super Bowl to his name, one that he won back in 2010. He has been arguably one of the best quarterbacks of this generation and in NFL history.

Rodgers has spent all of his 16 years with the Packers, so the news about his feud has shocked many. 

2020 Draft, Contract Extension Talk, and More as to the Shocking News

Packers general manager, Brian Gutekunst, has stated that despite the reports, the team is committed to Rodgers for 2021 and beyond. Furthermore, teams have inquired about the Packers potentially trading Rodgers, but nothing has materialized at all. This was the case for the 49ers recently and the Rams back in January. 

As for the reasons Rodgers is unhappy with Green Bay, there are a variety of reasons as to why. First, Rodgers was not notified last year of the Packers first round draft pick, quarterback Jordan Love. It is presumed that Love will be Rodgers’ replacement whenever the 37-year-old leaves the team.

Secondly, another reason, not necessarily towards the Packers, is Rodgers’ aspirations in becoming the host of Jeopardy. 

Additionally, Rodgers has been vocal about his wanting for an extension to his liking with the team. Up to this point though, nothing has seemed to materialize. 

Potential Trade Partners and Domino Effect of Potential Trade

No team has made an official trade offer for Rodgers yet. Rodgers potentially leaving the NFC though, will give many other teams new opportunities. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Morbeck via Flickr)

With the news of Rodgers’ unhappiness, it is a real possibility that he may be traded. Some trade targets that have been thrown out the most, according to ESPN NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler, include the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, or even the Seattle Seahawks in a move that could potentially include Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

There is also the possibility that Rodgers holds out for the season, or even more shockingly, decides to retire.

With a potential move away from Green Bay, it leaves the rest of the NFC North wide open. Teams like the Chicago Bears who revitalized themselves with their first round draft pick of Ohio State quarterback, Justin Fields, for the future. The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings also revitalized/improved themselves in the draft, with the Vikings also taking a quarterback this year, Kellen Mond from Texas A&M. 

Each of these possibilities are possible amidst the Rodgers feud with Green Bay. The feud ultimately sets the stage for an interesting next few months of the NFL offseason.

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