‘He’s Made Up His Mind’- Adam Schefter Says No Change in Stance From Aaron Rodgers Regarding Packers Future

Published 05/03/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in the first quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers described his future after the NFC loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a “beautiful mystery”. But fast forward to May 2021, and the situation is anything but beautiful. 

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Over the years, the quarterback has become increasingly disenchanted with the franchise’s decision-making. So much so that recent reports suggest that Aaron Rodgers is looking to part ways with Green Bay.

The QB has spent the entirety of his NFL career with the franchise and even won them a Super Bowl. The 2020 MVP nearly led his side back to the Super Bowl over the past two seasons, but unfortunately fell short at the final hurdle. 

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Aaron Rodgers unlikely to budge  

Reports of Aaron Rodgers wanting to leave Green Bay first broke out a few hours before the 2021 NFL Draft kicked off. And now NFL insider Adam Schefter, the man to break the news about Aaron Rodgers, feels that the QB simply doesn’t care about what the franchise does anymore. 

“I don’t think Aaron Rodgers cares about the Green Bay Packers’ picks to be very frank. I think he’s made up his mind and he’s dug in right now,” said Schefter while appearing on NFL Live.

“They could pick whoever they want. But in his mind, I don’t think he thinks he’s gonna be there this season.”

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Schefter, however, did acknowledge that the Green Bay Packers are reluctant to trade their starting QB.

“Now again, we’ll see how this shakes out in the coming days and weeks. We’ve heard the Packers come out and say that they’re not going to trade, Aaron Rodgers,” he added.

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Regardless of how things pan out, Schefter said that he believes this is something that’s unlikely to resolve anytime soon. 

Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first half of a NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“The people that I’ve spoken to have said that he said that he’s not going to be there. That’ll be a decision that he makes. But you heard the Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst himself say that this has been going on for some time, and it will take more time to solve.”

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As things stand, Aaron Rodgers might have played his last game for the Packers. If the QB is to move on, which franchise do you think would fit perfectly?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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