Let the offseason of Aaron Rodgers begin. Again.
Rodgers and the Packers have been a focal point of the NFL offseason in some way, shape or form for the last three offseasons. First, there was the draft selection of Jordan Love in 2020. Then, it was the rumored rift between the parties in 2021. Then, the contract extension and rumors of a potential trade in 2022.
Now, it seems as though a split is more likely than it was in 2022 and years prior, though a trade isn’t without some complications. Now, both sides are reportedly acknowledging that a trade is a possibility, teeing up the possible end of a partnership that has been in place since 2005 (and, really, at large since 2008).
If Rodgers and the Packers split, it’s not unreasonable to call the passer the greatest player in franchise history. Since taking over for Brett Favre in 2008, Rodgers has helped guide Green Bay to a Super Bowl win, 11 playoff appearances and just four sub-.500 seasons. Rodgers himself has earned four MVP awards with 475 passing touchdowns with that.
Here’s the latest news, updates, rumblings and more on Rodgers and his future in — and maybe beyond — Green Bay:
Aaron Rodgers trade rumors and updates
Aaron Rodgers can be had — for the right price
Date: Monday, Jan. 23
Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network (“The Pat McAfee Show”)
The Packers may be willing to move on from Aaron Rodgers — for the right price. While there are some hoops to jump through and hurdles to clear, a deal can be done, per Ian Rapoport, but it has the be at the right compensation.
Packers could seek two firsts for Rodgers
Date: Monday, Jan. 23
Source: Peter King, NBC Sports
The Packers certainly will want a haul for Aaron Rodgers, and that could start at two first-round picks. NBC Sports’ Peter King guesstimates that the Packers would want a pair of first-rounders for Rodgers, and says the Jets may be willing to meet that price.
‘Both sides’ aware that a trade is a possibility
Date: Saturday, Jan. 21
Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Everything is on the table, and a trade could be the most likely outcome, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The insider reports that “both sides” understand that a trade is a possibility, making for a very realistic chance that the Packers find a buyer for Rodgers this offseason.
Some QB updates from ESPN’s Postseason NFL Countdown on Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Derek Carr and Lamar Jackson: pic.twitter.com/nvtC06bw0p
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2023
Aaron Rodgers wants to take some time before making a decision on future
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Source: Aaron Rodgers (“The Pat McAfee Show”)
Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers says that he’s going to take some time away before settling on a decision on his future. Perhaps a trip to Peru is in the cards?