Aaron Rodgers Rumors: Packers 'Have No Plans to Trade' QB Despite CallsApril 30, 2021
The Green Bay Packers aren't giving up on salvaging their relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers just yet.
According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the club has "no plans to trade" the reigning MVP despite multiple reports the disgruntled QB does not want to play for Green Bay in 2021. While a few teams have called the Packers about Rodgers already, Rapoport noted talks have yet to progress to anything significant.
Rodgers would become the first reigning MVP to change teams in the offseason after winning the award, should he ultimately force his way out of Green Bay.
So far, that seems a bit premature.
ESPN's Adam Schefter noted "certain" teams have reached out to Green Bay, but no team has made a trade offer just yet. The timing of the news breaking just before the NFL draft began Thursday might've had a hand in slowing things down on that front.
Yet the Packers may be forced with the choice of trading Rodgers or losing him for nothing. The QB holds an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2021 season.
"As we've stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond," Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst told Schefter. "Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team."
Both Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur flew out to meet Rodgers this offseason in an attempt to ease tensions. So far that hasn't worked, but the club isn't giving up yet.