“And Took $50 Million a Year”: NFL Execs Believe Aaron Rodgers Used Packers to His Own Advantage

Published 02/12/2023, 8:00 AM EST

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The Aaron Rodgers trade drama is traveling to many places. The questions remain without an answer. But several speculations have come up about where the quarterback would head next. As the drama soars, some NFL executives lay claim to how the quarterback used the Green Bay Packers to pique his interest.

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The Packers QB1 is often an off-season commodity. But he rocketed before the Super Bowl LVII this year. After his final game against the Detroit Lions, Rodgers hinted towards this season being his final rodeo with Green Bay. But last year, the quarterback put the franchise into such a position that many seem to feel like a captive situation.

Did A-Rod use the Green Bay Packers?

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Mike Sando of The Athletic spoke with several NFL executives about the Aaron Rodgers-Packers situation. One of them slammed the QB and explained why Green Bay was ready to trade off A-Rod. “I think he showed his true colors last offseason when he held them hostage and took $50 million a year. He knew he could get his best deal from the Packers, and now that he has it; Now that he has secured the bag, he is open to leaving,” the executive illustrated.

Several teams could jump on the bandwagon if the Green Bay Packers are ready to trade Aaron Rodgers. Since the franchise is considering an AFC move, the 49ers could be out of the equation. But the chances for the Las Vegas Raiders and the Tennessee Titans are improving. The Jets are also among them, but they might seem like an unlikely alliance.

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A-Rod has not made a definite statement about his future in the game. There are chances he could also choose to retire. But he would decide after coming off a retreat.

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Aaron Rodgers seems to be open about the trade. However, he is yet to decide about competing in the NFL. The Rodgers rumors already had an intense buzz with speculation rumors, but the QB1 stirred it more after revealing his isolation hideaway.

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As per TMZ, Aaron Rodgers spoke to Pat McAfee on his show about a “darkness retreat.” Rodgers described it as going to a house and living alone in space. Meals will be handed to him regularly. Beyond that, he aims to have no connection with any individual or thing for approximately 96 hours.

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It is yet to see if he will make up his mind during that period.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.
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