Aaron Rodgers Trade Rumors: 'A Few Teams' Contacted Packers About Star QBApril 29, 2021
A "few teams" have reportedly contacted the Green Bay Packers to check on the potential trade availability of superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported the news Thursday ahead of the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.
Rodgers' future came into question during last year's draft because the Packers used the 26th overall pick on fellow quarterback Jordan Love.
The nine-time Pro Bowler responded by completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 4,299 yards and an NFL-high 48 touchdowns to win the MVP Award for a third time.
While that monster season seemingly ended any potential quarterback debate in Green Bay in the short term—Rodgers is under contract through 2023 as part of a four-year, $134 million deal—opposing teams were apparently interested to find out whether the Packers would be interested in a blockbuster deal.
The answer they received was clear: there's a "zero percent chance" Rodgers is moved, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
In early April, the Super Bowl XLV champion was noncommittal about his future in Green Bay during an interview with ESPN's Kenny Mayne:
So it's a storyline that will continue to linger in the coming years, but it's hard to imagine any scenario where the Packers even remotely consider moving Rodgers before the 2021 season.
He's still one of the top quarterbacks in the league at age 37 and, with Tom Brady showing it's possible to have success into his mid-40s, there's no reason to believe he can't remain in that upper echelon.