“We heard it like everyone else," Lynch told NBC's Cris Collinsworth. "There had been a lot of murmurs for a long time, like, ‘Hey, Aaron’s not happy.' We’re human beings, we watch SportsCenter, we do those things. Something’s going on here."
Lynch revealed that he called Rodgers' agent, Dave Dunn - who is also his own agent - to see what the deal was. But Dunn directed him to call the Packers instead.
"I have the same agent as Aaron, so finally I picked up the phone, and I was like, ‘Hey, Dave [Dunn], is there something…' [and he said] ‘Well, I don't know. You guys outta call them,’" Lynch said.
Ultimately, the 49ers took Trey Lance after trading up with the Miami Dolphins for the No. 3 overall pick. They've also opted to keep incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo for the 2021 season, potentially starting a training camp QB controversy.
As for Aaron Rodgers, he has yet to report to the Packers for OTAs and is in the middle of a standoff with the team.
It remains to be seen if Rodgers will return to the Green Bay Packers - or to the NFL as some have speculated.
But the 49ers did their due-diligence on Rodgers, which means other teams have too.