Rodgers has agreed to a re-worked deal with Green Bay, NFL.com reports.
Per terms of the agreement, the QB now is under contract with the Packers through 2022, with the 2023 portion of his deal having been deleted. In any case, Rodgers -- who previously expressed frustration with the organization -- is in the fold and currently practicing with the team in training camp. Additionally, he'll be joined by wide receiver Randall Cobb, a player the veteran signal-caller reportedly wanted to play with once again and who was recently re-acquired in a trade with the Texans.
Rodgers will direct the first-team offense Wednesday at the first practice of Packers training camp, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Meanwhile, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Packers are finalizing a trade for Texans slot receiver Randall Cobb, whose return to Green Bay seems to have been requested by Rodgers. Whatever the case, the 37-year-old quarterback is on board for at least one more year with the Packers, following an offseason filled with rumors of trades and retirement. He'll have a deeper wideout group at his disposal this year, with Cobb, Devin Funchess and third-round pick Amari Rodgers joining Davante Adams, Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Packers president Mark Murphy told a fan that Rodgers is present for the first day of training camp, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Murphy didn't respond when a reporter asked if he could be quoted, but it does seem he was being honest, considering Mike Renner of PFF and freelance writer Greg Bates got pictures/video of Rodgers entering the team facility. Recent rumors suggested the quarterback might retire if the Packers didn't trade him, while the more recent update from Monday points toward a resolution that will keep him in Green Bay for one more season before allowing for his departure next spring. His presence for the beginning of camp doesn't necessarily mean he'll practice right away, but it should at least protect him from the $50,000-per-day fines that could come with a holdout. Rodgers and the Packers appear ready to make things work, if only for one last season.
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).
Team president Mark Murphy reiterated Monday that the Packers will not trade Rodgers and can't envision a scenario where they would, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Rodgers told "people close to him" he now plans to play for the Packers this season, though Murphy acknowledged Monday that he doesn't know if the star quarterback will report for training camp. The Packers' first practice is scheduled for Wednesday, and they technically can fine Rodgers $50,000 for each day he misses. Of course, the team probably will let the fines slide if the ultimate goal is to convince Rodgers to line up under center Week 1 at New Orleans. Murphy and GM Brian Gutekunst have made it clear that's their priority, but it's harder to say exactly where Rodgers stands, with rumors hinting at everything from trade demands to considering retirement.
Rodgers has "indicated to people close to him" that he plans to play for the Packers this season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The report is worded cautiously, leaving the door open for other outcomes. It does make sense that Rodgers would relent, considering retirement seems to be his other option if the Packers won't trade him. GM Brian Gutekunst said Monday that he's optimistic about working things out, though he didn't get into detail about what that means or when Rodgers might join the team. The Packers report Tuesday for training camp and are scheduled to practice for the first time Wednesday.
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said the team has been "working tirelessly" to resolve issues with Rodgers, adding that the Packers "remain hopeful for a positive resolution," Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Speaking at the annual shareholder's meeting Monday morning, Gutekunst relayed optimism without getting into details, failing to mention whether or not Rodgers is expected to report Tuesday for the start of training camp, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Team president Mark Murphy says the Packers are "committed to [Rodgers] for 2021 and beyond," though it's clear at this point the feeling isn't mutual. While the Packers can fine Rodgers for each missed day of training camp, they might choose to overlook it if they believe they can convince him to play in Green Bay for another year (or longer). If he refuses to play for the Packers and isn't traded, Rodgers could retire from the NFL to avoid additional fines.
Rodgers reportedly elected to pass on a two-year extension offer from the Packers this offseason, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter notes that Green Bay's offer would have kept Rodgers with the franchise for five more seasons while making him the highest-paid player in football. After the veteran QB elected not to participate in the Packers' on-field activities this offseason, the focus now turns to whether he'll be out there when training camp opens July 28. There have been plenty of reports suggesting that Rodgers' future with the team is cloudy due to issues he has with management, but to date the Packers have insisted that they won't deal their star signal caller.
Rodgers said Saturday that he'll "figure things out in a couple weeks" when asked by NBC Sports about his plans for the 2021 season, Ben Kenney of USA Today reports.
Though the statement from Rodgers -- who was participating in this week's American Century Championship golf event in Lake Tahoe, Nev. -- is vague, it bears mentioning that the two-week timeline would align with the start of Packers training camp July 27. After his discontent with the organization became public knowledge on the first day of the 2021 NFL Draft, Rodgers unsurprisingly elected to skip the Packers' entire offseason program, but his potential absence from training camp would prove more telling with regard to his intentions for the upcoming season. If Rodgers isn't on the field for the start of training camp, Jordan Love would step in as the team's No. 1 quarterback, and the Packers could start to more seriously entertain the idea of trading the reigning MVP.
When asked Tuesday whether or not he would be under center for the Packers in Week 1, Rodgers said, "we'll see," according to a video posted by Bleacher Report.
Rodgers was pressed for an answer by several members of the broadcast team for The Match 2021 golf event he participated in, but he did not provide any clues about his status with the Packers nor this season. There certainly won't be any shortage of discussion about Rodgers in the weeks ahead, and his status will continue to be updated as things play out.
Rodgers is not among the quarterbacks as the Packers open mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
This was the anticipated outcome at this point, but it's now official with Green Bay's minicamp underway. It remains to be seen how things will play out between Rodgers and the Packers, but it will likely be Jordan Love and Blake Bortles seeing most of the reps with the first-team offense in his absence. Rodgers stands to lose just under $100,000 by not making an appearance, but the Packers could choose to waive that fine by calling it an excused absence.
Rodgers isn't expected to attend the Packers' mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Rodgers continues his standoff with GM Brian Gutekunst and could be fined nearly $100,000 for his absences should Green Bay elect to do so. The front office also has toyed with potentially making them excused absences as a show of good faith, but it's unclear at this point if that gesture would hold any weight in Rodgers' camp. Look for Jordan Love and Blake Bortles to handle most of the first-team reps in Rodgers' absence.
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst is "still holding firm" that he won't trade Rodgers, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Rodgers has neither confirmed nor denied asking for a trade, but there's little question he's upset with the Packers' front office, an outfit led by Gutekunst and team president Mark Murphy. The 37-year-old QB isn't with the team for voluntary OTAs, thus missing out on a $500,000 workout bonus. The Packers can fine him $93,085 if he misses all three days of mandatory minicamp June 8-10, plus $50,000 for each missed day of training camp later this summer. Rodgers seems to be angling for a trade -- and might even threaten retirement -- while Gutekunst still is trying to find a resolution that keeps the reigning MVP in Green Bay for at least one more season.
Rodgers might consider retirement as an option to force his way out of Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst made it clear Thursday night that he has no intention of trading Rodgers, who reportedly has become disgruntled to the point that he's considered refusing to report to the team this summer. A holdout, however, could lead to fines, so the threat of retirement might provide more leverage. Of course, the Packers know that Rodgers prefers to continue his football career, and they'll still have him under contract if he retires and then un-retires. It's a complicated situation with no resolution in immediate sight.
GM Brian Gutekunst said the Packers won't trade Rodgers and believes the quarterback will play again for the team, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
It was reported prior to the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday that the 37-year-old has told some people he doesn't want to return to the team, though management expressed optimism about mending the relationship while talking to media after making the first-round selection. Gutekunst said he received one call inquiring about the veteran quarterback during the draft, but it wasn't a long conversation. It previously appeared Rodgers was locked in with Green Bay at least until the 2022 offseason, but he may try to hasten his departure depending how the spring/summer unfold.
Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Packers that he's told some people he doesn't want to return to the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Schefter also reports that the Rams (in February) and the 49ers (on Wednesday) have inquired about trading for Rodgers but were turned away by the Packers, who seemingly hope to mend the relationship with their future Hall of Fame QB. Thursday's report stops short of saying Rodgers will demand a trade, but it sounds like he's considering options to hasten his departure from Green Bay. While recent reports have suggested that won't happen any earlier than the 2022 offseason, the latest info from Schefter suggests Rodgers could try to play hardball and force his way out this spring/summer.
Rodgers expects to stay with the Packers for 2021, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I don't think that there's any reason why I wouldn't be back, but there's not many absolutes in this business," Rodgers said Tuesday.
While an MVP award may not be enough to stop trade rumors, it doesn't sound like 2021 will mark the beginning of the Jordan Love era in Green Bay. Packers CEO Mark Murphy was emphatic earlier this week when a radio host asked him about the QB situation, saying "there's no way in heck Aaron is not gonna be on the Packers," per NFL.com. That doesn't necessarily mean Rodgers will stay with the Packers through the end of his contract in 2023, but he'll likely stay put for at least one more season.
Rodgers completed 33 of 48 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game.
As has been the case for the entirety of the season, Rodgers played at an MVP level and nearly led the Packers back from an 18-point deficit. He hit on several big plays to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, connecting for a 50-yard touchdown early in the second quarter as well as gains of 29 and 24 yards. Rodgers' other two scores came from eight and two yards, respectively. His only glaring error came just before halftime, when he threw an interception that ultimately led to a Buccaneers touchdown. Looking toward the 2021 season, Rodgers remains under contract with the Packers and is likely to return to the team to continue his high level of play.
Rodgers completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Rams. He also added a rushing touchdown.
Rodgers made the strong Rams' defense look ordinary in the win, completing five pass for more than 20 yards. He regularly extended plays when pressure got through the line, including a 33-yard completion to Robert Tonyan just before halftime. Rodgers also delivered a perfect, game-clinching strike to Allen Lazard over the middle of the field in the fourth quarter for a 58-yard touchdown. He and the Packers will now await their opponent in the NFC Championship Game, but will be hosting either the Saints or Buccaneers at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers completed 19 of 24 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 35-16 win over the Bears.
Rodgers threw three touchdowns in the first half and could've had another deep one to start the second if not for a drop. Although Chicago failed to secure a couple would-be interceptions, Rodgers once again got the best of his long-time divisional foe, locking up the NFC's top seed in the process. At 37 years old, Rodgers set a new Packers franchise record with 48 passing touchdowns versus just five interceptions and added another three scores on the ground as well. That massive production will likely earn Rodgers his third career MVP award. The superstar signal-caller will now get a week off before Green Bay hosts a divisional-round playoff game.
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