NFL insider: Aaron Rodgers ‘solid on never playing for Packers again’


Aaron Rodgers has no intention of reporting to the Inexperienced Bay Packers till his ongoing feud with the workforce is resolved. The one option to resolve it could be for the workforce to commerce the star quarterback, and one more longtime NFL insider believes Rodgers is just not going to vary his thoughts.

Peter King of The MMQB wrote in his weekly column that he believes Rodgers “is stable on by no means taking part in for the Packers once more.” However even with that in thoughts, King proposed a doable resolution that might enable the 2 sides to coexist in 2021.

King thinks the Packers ought to contemplate promising Rodgers that they are going to commerce him after the 2021 season. The workforce may additionally sweeten the pot by telling Rodgers and his representatives that they’d work with him if the quarterback provides them an inventory of groups for which he wish to play.

There are a number of causes Rodgers may be open to that situation, assuming he doesn’t wish to retire. The 37-year-old was paid a $6.8 million roster bonus again in March. The Packers may, in concept, come after that cash if Rodgers refuses to indicate up. He additionally in all probability has a greater likelihood to win a Tremendous Bowl in Inexperienced Bay than every other place he would possibly find yourself if the Packers commerce him this yr, so that ought to enchantment to Rodgers on some degree.

Packers president Mark Murphy not too long ago mentioned the Rodgers scenario has divided the workforce’s fanbase. With King’s thought, either side may promote the concept that they’re making one final run at a Tremendous Bowl collectively earlier than mutually parting methods. That may be significantly better than the workforce and among the finest gamers in franchise historical past drawing out an extended, tenuous divorce. After subsequent season, the Packers may flip issues over to Jordan Love.

For those who noticed the images and movies of Rodgers residing it up in Hawaii not too long ago, you would possibly get the impression that soccer is just not on the forefront of his thoughts. Nevertheless, he’s the reigning NFL MVP and nonetheless on the peak of his recreation. We’d be shocked if he retired, so the Packers could wish to contemplate exploring King’s thought.


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