NFL News: Packers GM Doubles Down on Desire to Keep Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay

Published 05/03/2021, 2:27 PM EDT
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


Aaron Rodgers has had enough. Ahead of the NFL Draft, news broke that Aaron Rodgers doesn’t want to return to Green Bay next season.

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After several years of not making it past the NFC championship game, perhaps Rodgers doesn’t see much of a future in Green Bay.

However, his relationship with the franchise is at a delicate place right now. Despite this, the Packers do not want to give him just up yet.

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Green Bay Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst spoke to Peter King about the Aaron Rodgers situation. He noted that the Packers are going to keep Aaron Rodgers because they want him to continue.

He believes that the relationship between the two sides is fine. Furthermore, Gutekunst revealed that he had received an inquiry from a potential suitor, but he turned them down because they want to retain the star.

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during the third quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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“No, I don’t think so at all. That’s my opinion and that’s the organization’s opinion. We want Aaron to be our quarterback. We’re pretty resolute with that…We want to leave every avenue open for that to happen…

“I had no (trade) discussions with any team. I received one call from a team Thursday night after all the news came out. I said no. That was the end of the conversation.”

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Gutekunst added that the Green Bay Packers are committed to improving the relationship with Rodgers, which has fallen to the wayside over the last few years.

He exhibited great optimism about regaining the fruitful relationship between the two parties. However, one has to wonder whether the damage has already been done.

“I think every day we’re very open to working through everything, all the different issues, and trying to get to get him back in here and moving forward.”

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Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Can Brian Gutekunst and the Green Bay Packers convince Aaron Rodgers to come back? It appears that Gutekunst is the problem for Rodgers. Reports are suggesting that Rodgers will consider coming back if the Packers organization gets rid of Gutekunst.

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Years of not taking Rodgers’ opinion into consideration have left the GM and the quarterback estranged. Maybe this is the end of the road for one of these two. But who will walk away?

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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