Did the Packers promise to trade Aaron Rodgers after the 2021 season?
There’s been much speculation about the future of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and it looks like he may not have all the say in how that will go.
The future of Aaron Rodgers in the NFL has been the subject of much speculation- will he leave the Green Bay Packers? Stay with the team? Or will he retire?
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The quarterback has said he will come to a decision soon, but from what team manager, Brian Gutenkunst has said, Rodgers may not have as much say in the matter as previously thought.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the 2021 NFL MVP will be “informing the Packers of his decision soon,” with offers from multiple teams on the table.
“Nothing can happen until the Green Bay Packers allow a trade,” per Russini.
Gutekunst: No promises
Gutekunst said he did not make a promise last year to the 38-year-old that he would trade him after the season was over. This was to clarify reports that the signal caller and the franchise had an unofficial agreement that would allow Rodgers to be traded after the 2021 season if he so desired.
The team manager said that his plan had always been to have a talk among the parties involved about Rodgers’ future after the season ended.
“I think the whole conversation with Aaron last season before he came back was that, regardless, at the end of this past season, that we would sit down as a group and we would work it out one way or another,” according to Gutekunst.
Packers would like to keep Rodgers
The manager says he would prefer to keep the four-time MVP in his roster because Green Bay has a chance to win the Super Bowl next year, and having the league MVP would help achieve that goal.
Rodgers has spoken about how he is still in the process of making a decision about his football future, and from Gutekunst’s statements, it sounds like Green Bay needs to sit down and have a talk with the quarterback before he comes to one.
The manager said the team will not pressure Rodgers, but also admitted that they cannot make other plans until they have determined what the 10-time Pro Bowler will finally decide to do.