Aaron Rodgers isn’t getting traded – at the least that was the road from Green Bay Packers common supervisor Brian Gutekunst amid a whirlwind of rumors saying the star quarterback is sad with the crew.
Gutekunst made the assertion as soon as once more Thursday night time after the Packers made their first-round choice within the NFL Draft.
“We are not going to trade Aaron Rodgers,” Gutekunst stated.
Rodgers was the topic of commerce rumors within the hours main as much as the primary spherical of the draft. ESPN reported Rodgers was “so disgruntled” with the crew and that the Packers supplied Rodgers a contract extension however he had but to just accept the deal.
“I’m not going to speak for Aaron, but I think obviously we have a really good team and I do think he’ll play for us again,” Gutekunst stated. “Like I said, we’re going to work toward that and we’ve been working toward that on a number of different fronts. The value that he adds to our football is really immeasurable, you know what I mean? He brings so much to the table not only as a player but as a leader. He’s so important to his teammates, to his coaches, so yeah, that’s the goal.”
The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the groups considered serious about buying and selling for Rodgers. According to at the least one report, the 49ers made a proposal to the Packers for Rodgers.
“We inquired and it was a quick end to the conversation,” 49ers common supervisor John Lynch instructed reporters after the primary spherical. “It wasn’t happening.”
San Francisco chosen quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 decide as a substitute.
Rodgers acknowledged final 12 months he was stunned the Packers chosen quarterback Jordan Love within the first spherical of final 12 months’s draft and that it threw a wrench into his plans of staying in Green Bay for the rest of his profession.
“I certainly look back to last year’s draft and just kind of, maybe some of the communication issues we could have done better,” Gutekunst stated. “There’s no doubt about it. The draft’s an interesting thing. It can kind of unfold differently than you think it’s going to unfold and it happens pretty fast. But certainly I think looking back on it sitting where we sit today there could have been some communication things we did better.”
Rodgers instructed ESPN earlier this month he was unclear what the longer term holds and he wasn’t positive “that a lot of that is in my hands.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.