On Friday's episode of Get Up!, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Rodgers has told some of his teammates that he "doesn't plan to return" to the Packers:
Schefter reported Thursday that Rodgers has become "so disgruntled" with the Packers that he told some members of the organization he didn't want to return to the team.
NFL reporter Trey Wingo added the Packers told Rodgers earlier this offseason that they were going to trade him but "backed off" that stance. Sometime "within the last week," Rodgers told the Packers "I'm not coming back" whether or not he gets traded.
San Francisco general manager John Lynch acknowledged the team made an inquiry about Rodgers, but it became clear "quick into the conversation" that the Packers weren't dealing him.
The Packers are in a difficult spot, and not just because of Rodgers' reported unhappiness. They invested a first-round pick in Jordan Love last year to become their quarterback of the future. His rookie contract includes a fifth-year option, but that has to be picked up between the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Rodgers is signed through the 2023 season. His deal includes a $38.4 million dead-cap number in 2021, but that drops to $17.2 million next year if the Packers want to move on.
Green Bay has been one of the best teams in the NFL over the past two seasons, going 26-6 under head coach Matt LaFleur with back-to-back appearances in the NFC Championship Game.