Aaron Rodgers just made it tougher for the Packers to trade him

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Aaron Rodgers turned the Packers narrative on its head, and suddenly they’ll look bad for dealing the franchise QB.

In the weeks following the Packers season-ending defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions, it’s become increasingly likely that their long-term marriage with Aaron Rodgers comes to an end.

Rodgers met with Brian Gutekunst, Matt LaFleur and the front office a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t appear they came to much of a consensus. Rodgers would welcome another chance in Green Bay, or elsewhere. He’s open to a trade, which is something we haven’t heard much of from No. 12 in recent years. He’s also willing to rework his contract if it comes to that.

Jordan Love’s time is coming, whether it’s this offseason or next. The Packers selected him in the first round for a reason, and Rodgers understands just that. His latest commentary suggests no hard feelings, but also flips the narrative on its head.

Aaron Rodgers flipped the narrative on Packers

Could Green Bay really trade their QB, who suddenly is being all too understanding about the situation at hand?

“If they feel like it was in the best interests of the team to move forward, so be it. Again, that wouldn’t offend me and it wouldn’t make me feel like a victim. I wouldn’t have any animosity towards the team. I love the organization, I love the city, I love the region,” Rodgers said, per Bill Huber of Fan Nation.

When Brett Favre left, there was discontent throughout the organization. It made it easy to move on from a disgruntled quarterback who was causing more harm than good. The same cannot be said about Rodgers, who is ready and willing to play if called upon, but also understands the nature of the business.

If the Packers were to trade Rodgers — and Love flopped — it would be a bad look for a Green Bay team that is perhaps taking its star quarterback for granted, as they have far too many times before.

Aaron Rodgers may have bought himself more time.

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