Sounds like we got some bad blood boiling up in Green Bay…
According to Adam Schefter from ESPN, longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not happy with the organization at all at the moment.
In fact, he’s so upset with the team that he wants no part of the organization anymore and wants to leave.
Reigning MVP Aaron 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, league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.
Apparently, president Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutekunst, head coach Matt LaFleur, and several key members of the team have made efforts to convince the 15 year NFL vet to stay, but he has not budged.
Gutekunst had this to say in an interview with ESPN:
“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.”
That’s gonna be hard sir, especially if Rodgers has already made up his mind. But the Packers are not willing to give up on the 37-year-old.
He’s upset for a number of reasons, dating all the way back to last year’s draft when the Packers didn’t tell him before trading up to draft a quarterback with their first-round pick.
Others have also speculated that he’s simply beginning to move on from football, as he’s now engaged to actress Shailene Woodley, and he’s also hosted “Jeopardy!,” and dreams of becoming a full-time host.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers have shown interest in Rodgers, but the Packers quickly turned down L.A.’s offers.
So we’ll see what happens next with the future Hall of Famer. Will he retire? Or will he be taking the “discount double check” somewhere else?