One thing that has been made abundantly clear is that Aaron Rodgers is upset about a lot of things about the Green Bay Packers, but money isn’t one of them.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, both Rodgers and the Packers have been at the table trying to strike a new deal and the franchise reportedly made the three-time MVP a “significant long-term contract extension offer.”
According to The Athletic’s Bob McGinn, the Packers offered to make him the NFL’s highest paid quarterback.
Here’s more from Rapoport’s segment on NFL Now on Monday:
“Where the Packers and Aaron Rodgers are is basically where they have been, I would say, for the last several weeks. They’re not anywhere. They are not in a good place. They are not happy with each other. The Packers have done a lot of different things to try and make Aaron Rodgers happy to make him come back to them a little bit. They’ve made him a significant long-term contract extension offer. The two sides have been negotiating, so it’s not like they’ve just been talking to themselves here. There has been engagement from Rodgers’ side… Coming together and working it out is still on the table. We’ll have to see if they can do it in time where it kind of means something this spring.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021
ESPN insider Jeff Darlington explained on Tuesday why he thinks Rodgers heading West in a trade would make sense.
“The Denver Broncos are what the Tampa Bay Bucs were to Tom Brady,” Darlington said, via NESN. “They have this roster there that maybe we don’t talk about as a Super Bowl contender without Aaron Rodgers, but the second he signs, all of sudden things start to come together. To me, it makes the most sense. It’s the most logical landing spot and, quite honestly, also the most realistic landing spot.”