Rodgers and the Packers are close to an agreement that would keep the quarterback in Green Bay for 2021 but then set up his departure from the team next offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Schefter notes that the deal is "not done, but it is close." Earlier Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported something along the same lines, saying Rodgers had "indicated to people close to him" that he planned to play for the Packers this season. The quarterback hasn't made any public comments in recent days, and team executives Brian Gutekunst and Mark Murphy didn't drop any big hints when they spoke at the annual shareholder's meeting Monday. If Schefter's latest report proves accurate -- as his usually do -- Rodgers presumably would want contractual assurance that he'd become a free agent next offseason (he's signed through 2023).

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