The Green Bay Packers reportedly have an agreement to trade unhappy quarterback Aaron Rodgers after the 2021 season if their relationship isn’t repaired.
Aaron Rodgers may have reported to Packers training camp with the intention of playing for the team this season, but the drama is not over yet.
According to Jay Glazer, NFL teams in need of a franchise quarterback should keep a close eye out because Rodgers and the Packers are still on course for a trade after this season.
“They have about six months to try and repair that relationship,” Glazer reported for FOX NFL. “If at the end of this year, Aaron Rodgers decides he wants out, they have to trade Aaron Rodgers. They have agreed to it already.”
The Packers and Aaron Rodgers have a handshake agreement on a trade
There are a lot of very big ifs involved in that report.
The first is Rodgers’ call. Is it possible the Packers will convince the All-Pro quarterback that his best path forward is still in Green Bay?
Of course, the second massive “if” applies to the Packers’ supposed agreement. They may be saying that now, but will they really follow through at the end of the season if Rodgers decides he still wants to go?
Rodgers’ frustrations with the organization have revolved around general manager Brian Gutenkunst, who is still there. He’s also expressed displeasure with not being included in the team’s decision-making. They’ll need to do a lot of work to convince him they’ve turned over a new leaf on that front.
It could all come down to how much winning the Packers do this season. A Super Bowl run would cure a lot of ills. However, any speed bumps could spell the end of the relationship for good.