Inside Source Reveals Aaron Rodgers’ Stance With Respect to Green Bay Contract

Published 05/01/2021, 6:53 PM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


The last couple of days have passed by like a whirlwind for the Green Bay Packers and their loyal fanbase. The reigning NFC North champions ended their 2020 campaign on a sour note with their second consecutive loss in the NFC Championship Game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been in headlines this weekend, and not for the right reasons.

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Latest reports claim that the 37-year old veteran is ‘unsettled’ in Green Bay. Over the last two months, Rodgers and the Packers’ management have been involved in lengthy contract negotiations.

Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

The California-born athlete bagged his 3rd NFL MVP title last season. On multiple occasions, Aaron Rodgers has publicly spoken about his love for the Packers and his loyal fanbase. But he is not happy with the terms of the contract extension being offered to him.

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Is it really possible that A-Rod has already played in his last game at Lambeau Field?

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In all honesty, there has always been some friction between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers management since the arrival of Jordan Love in Wisconsin last year. GM Brian Gutekunst opted to trade up and bring in Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

The 22-year old was the 26th overall pick by the Packers in the 2020 NFL Draft. But he did not feature in a single game due to the consistent displays of Aaron Rodgers over the course of the regular season.

He finished the season with 4,300+ passing yards and 50+ passing TDs (including playoffs) as the Packers bowed out with a loss to eventual Super Bowl LV winners, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rodgers penned a four-year extension with Green Bay worth $134 million featuring a $57.5 million signing bonus in 2018. The Packers are ready to offer their veteran quarterback a short-term extension. However, Rodgers wants a long-term deal and he remains adamant that he wants to play in his 40’s as well.

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In 190 starts, A-Rod boasts a 126-63-1 record. He has 51,245 passing yards with 412 passing TDs against 89 interceptions during his 16-year career in the NFL. But with time and patience both running out, the Packers need to do their best in order to hold on to their prized asset.

Jordan Love remains unproven in the NFL, the draft is over and there is no quarterback of Aaron’s calibre who is open to a trade deal (Deshaun Watson, maybe?) before the 2021 season begins September.

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Who’d want to let a reigning NFL MVP leave just 4 months before opening weekend?

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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