Are the LA Rams going to be the final team to ever lose to Aaron Rodgers in a Packers uniform? Rumors of Rodgers being unhappy in Green Bay have dominated social media on Thursday, just hours before the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, with several sources saying that the San Francisco 49ers called on Wednesday to inquire about trade possibilities and that Rodgers thought he was headed back to the Bay.
Fox’s Jay Glazer reported that Rodgers is “done with the Packers” according to several sources within the league, and that the Broncos, Raiders, and 49ers have been named as potential destinations.
Mark Schlereth has said that the Denver Broncos are “as close to a done deal as it can be,” although that statement IS far from a done deal. It’s only a rumor and there are other reports that Rodgers will be extended by Green Bay.
While there are various reports out there on Aaron Rodgers and Broncos, I'm told Broncos are not in talks with Green Bay. All Broncos brass in war room gearing up for draft. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 30, 2021
Broncos have indeed put together an impressive deal for Rodgers https://t.co/zWwCjJePSL— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) April 29, 2021
Also per sources: as of last night Rodgers was convinced he was headed to San Francisco. Draft day is the best... pic.twitter.com/JImkjbixA3— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 29, 2021
From unimpeachable source: As of last night, Aaron Rodgers’ wish list was 49ers, Broncos, Raiders (not necessarily in that order). He wanted Packers to take the 49ers’ offer. Next move by Rodgers is TBD.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 29, 2021
San Francisco holds the number three pick in the draft and Rodgers is from the Bay Area, having also played his college career at nearby Cal. Would the 49ers have acquired the number three pick in the draft in order to have a stronger bullet with which to execute a trade for a veteran? The long assumed veteran of note was Deshaun Watson, but as of Wednesday it seems that Rodgers seriously entered the conversation.
Which only further clouds how committed San Francisco is to whoever they draft, if it is true that the inquired to Rodgers’ availability. If they did, will the 49ers make an even stronger push to get it done prior to the draft?
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The #49ers reached out to the #Packers on Wednesday about trading for Aaron Rodgers, but no formal offer was made and a source said there is a “zero percent chance” that Green Bay deals the reigning NFL MVP.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2021
The #Packers remain committed to Aaron Rodgers. @TomPelissero said there is “zero” chance of trading him. It’s all about getting an extension done… and if that happens, this should take care of the matter (until next time). https://t.co/Lv56tHCC6M— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2021