The National Football League (NFL) world has been on the edge of their seat wondering if Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 33, will be traded this upcoming season.
Aaron Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, has been in the spotlight with the Packers since he was drafted in 2005 as Brett Farve’s backup quarterback. He has since won one Super Bowl in 2011 and has given Packers fans many entertaining and exciting games to watch.
Rodgers has had an unsteady relationship with the upper management of the Packers for a while, especially with their General Manager, Brian Gutekunst. The animosity between Rodgers and his team’s manager apparently started when Gutekunst drafted another quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft without letting Rodgers know.
The rumors of Rodgers leaving the Packers started heating up around the time of the 2021 NFL Draft. Throughout the draft, fans watched and waited to see what the Packers would do. The draft ended with Rodgers still playing for the Packers; however, the rumors did not stop.
Gutekunst has recently issued a statement stating the Packers are not planning on trading Rodgers or getting rid of him in any way.
Gutekunst did say that he received one offer from the 49ers for Rodgers, but it was quickly denied. By the time of the draft, the 49ers had acquired Trey Lance instead.
According to NBC sportscaster Mike Tirico, Rodgers didn’t want to talk about anything publicly yet but told fans to watch and wait over the next couple of weeks for when he and the Packer’s management decide to talk about the issue.
As of now, Rodgers will continue with the Green Bay Packers this upcoming season.