‘Not About the Money’ – Adam Schefter Reports Aaron Rodgers Turned Down Massive Packers Contract Extension

Published 07/20/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


For Green Bay Packers fans, things could look very different in 2021. After yet another season of falling short of the final hurdle to reach a Super Bowl, the Packers faithful had high hopes for the upcoming season with 2020 MVP Aaron Rodgers leading the offense. 

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But as things stand, Aaron Rodgers may have played his last game in the Packers’ green and yellow. Disgruntled and looking to leave, Rodgers isn’t keen on returning to Lambeau Field anytime soon.

When NFL insider Adam Schefter first broke the news of Rodgers’ desire to leave back in April, a lot of eyebrows were raised. With the QB not confirming the report, many believed Aaron Rodgers was going to stay. 

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But the QB’s actions over the course of the offseason suggest that Schefter’s initial reports were true. Skipping OTAs and minicamp, Rodgers is clearly holding out. 

And with the quarterback yet to make any comment as to why he wishes to leave, many assume that the reason for his likely departure is down to his relationship with the Green Bay Packers front office.

Turning down extension a sign of what to expect from Aaron Rodgers    

Drafting Aaron Rodgers’ replacement Jordan Love in 2020 was a big move from the Green Bay Packers franchise. Despite lacking the offensive weapons, the Packers chose to draft another QB than a wide receiver. 

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And in typical Aaron Rodgers fashion, the QB let his work do the talking. Picking up the 2020 NFL MVP award, Rodgers turned back the clock to show the Packers franchise who they were underestimating. 

Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Since then the franchise has maintained that their franchise QB is not up for trade. But according to Schefter’s latest update, things may have already gotten out of hand. 

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According to Schefter, the Green Bay Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension. The new contract reportedly would’ve made Rodgers the highest-paid player in the NFL. 

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This clearly indicates that Rodgers isn’t after the money. The problem runs much deeper than that. And despite the Packers front office’s best efforts to keep hold of the QB, the ship may have sailed.  

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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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