The ruling NFL MVP and the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers does not want to return to the team, according to a report from ESPN.
Unnamed sources and leagues said that Rodgers has told some insiders that he wants to leave, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter
The report from ESPN says that Packers president Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutekunst, and head coach Matt LaFleur have flown out to visit Rodgers during the offseason.
According to the report, the San Francisco 49ers called the Packers on Wednesday and the Rams had reached out to Green Bay in January before trading quarterback Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions in exchange for quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Packers do not want to trade Rodgers, the report said.
As cited from media reports and the salary tracking website Spotrac, Rodgers is signed until the 2023 season.
When reached by CNN, the Packers provided a statement from Gutekunst, which previously was provided to ESPN: “As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond. Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team.”
Rogers’ first season with Green Bay was in 2005 and won his third NFL MVP award last season. He is 37.