Just moments ago on ESPN, NFL insider Adam Schefter dropped a bomb. Rodgers is reportedly fed up with the Packers and has told some members of the organization he does not want to return to the team.
There’s been tension brewing with Rodgers and the Packers for some time, over everything from former head coach Mike McCarthy, to disagreements over how the Packers have built around him and most notably, over the team’s selection of Jordan Love in last year’s NFL Draft.
Now, it seems things are coming to a head, per Schefter.
Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Green Bay Packers that he has told some within the organization that he does not want to return to the team, league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2021
Schefter also added that Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, head coach Matt LaFleur and CEO Mark Murphy have reportedly flown out to meet Rodgers on multiple occasions, but the 37-year-old star “has not budged” on his hardball stance.
.@AdamSchefter says Packers GM, coach and CEO Mark Murphy have flown out multiple times to meet with Aaron Rodgers and convince him to come back and Rodgers "has not budged" on his stance.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 29, 2021
We’ve already had a report from Jay Glazer indicating that multiple teams have called the Packers inquiring about Rodgers. This makes sense, if what Schefter is hearing is circulating around the league.