Aaron Rodgers could very well be on the move.
Of all the quarterbacks waiting to hear what their new team will be on Thursday, it turns out the biggest is Aaron Rodgers.
Thursday afternoon, hours before the NFL Draft is scheduled to begin, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that 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.”
The reigning MVP just might get his wish.
“There’s obviously a very strong market for him,” an NFC offensive coach tells FanSided.
League sources tell FanSided that talks between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers remain ongoing, with those talks centered around the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft-and more.
Earlier Thursday, Bill Michaels of Bill Michaels Sports reported the 49ers made an offer.
Rodgers clearly is disgruntled by the fact that the Packers traded up to select quarterback Jordan Love No. 26 overall during the 2020 NFL Draft, rather than potentially adding an offensive playmaker or a lineman to help push Green Bay’s offense to the next level and closer to a Super Bowl.
The biggest impediment to any possible trade is likely whether Rodgers is open to repairing the relationship with the Packers. In all likelihood, any quarterback-needy franchise would likely jump at the chance to add the 37-year-old quarterback who is coming off three consecutive seasons passing for over 4,000 yards and just tossed a career-high 48 touchdowns in 2020.
If the 49ers and Packers were to be able to come to terms on a trade, Love might be the biggest benefactor as Green Bay would be positioned to choose LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, or Florida tight end Kyle Pitts to build around the former Nevada quarterback.