A few hours from the 2021 NFL Draft and news is released that Aaron wants out. Could he be coming home to the bay?
Is Aaron’s time in Wisconsin in Jeopardy(!)?
He probably heard they were planning on drafting Stanford QB Davis Mills. (Kidding). It is pretty embarrassing how poorly they've supported their future HoF QB.
It might be good for my NFC North fandoms, though-- I don't want to play favorites between Goff and Rodgers.
This reminds me a little bit of the situation between Messi and Barcelona last summer. The team might just choose to wait it out and wait for the disgruntled superstar to change his mood. NFL teams put a premium on winning even just one season, I can see the Packers get rid of their front office before Rodgers. Rodgers can threaten to retire, but he can only do so much (like leaking the fact that he wants to leave just before the draft as a power move).
I will dance if he joins the niners.
Packers have said their is zero chance they will deal league MVP Aaron Rogers. Aaron Rogers says that he will not return to Green Bay, period. The Packers are trying to position themselves to get a great trade. Aaron just fucked them. But in the end, they fucked themselves. You can't fix stupid.
I'm assuming this would need to happen prior to the draft tonight. Assuming the #3 would be part of the deal, you'd have to guess the Packers would flip that prior to the pick as well. This is intense!
Question: if Green Bay refuses to trade Aaron and if he sits out or retires, should the GM be fired?
As of Saturday morning: https://www.si.com/college/cal/news/aaron-rodgers-wants-out-of-green-bay
Trade Stafford and Rodgers
I've been a Packer fan longer than almost anything (mid Lombardi years). In this instance, Aaron gets my support. He's been unstinting in his support of the Packers (contract negotiations notwithstanding) and has embraced Wisconsin. If he wants out, let him go. The 49ers can offer a ton of draft picks, even if a trade will undermine the Packers' current Super Bowl. In ten years, the Packers will still be playing football, but Aaron won't. Go Bears! (and Packers)