Get a load of this ridiculous 49ers trade proposal for Packers’ Aaron Rodgers that’s definitely not true
Draft day is here, and there is already a preposterous trade rumor circulating social media channels.
The 49ers are said to have offered Green Bay the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft in addition to both draft and player capital in exchange for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The @49ers have offered the @Packers the 3rd overall pick in this year's draft, plus other picks and a number of players from their current roster including Garoppolo
for Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers turned them down.
First reported by @PAOnTheMic and confirmed by others.
— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) April 29, 2021
draft day rumors smh pic.twitter.com/ShkH8XGL4O
— CheeseheadTV 🧀 (@cheeseheadtv) April 29, 2021
The reported offer immediately prompted skepticism.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN then reported the claim was totally false, saying there were in fact no calls between the 49ers and Packers.
This is NOT true, I'm told by a source with direct knowledge.
Repeat NOT true. NO CALLS, per source. https://t.co/qelhNfH3R5
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 29, 2021
Michaels caught a lot of flak on Twitter. But so did Minnesota Vikings radio play-by-play man Paul Allen.
A radio play-by-play guy? Breaking major NFL trade offers? About a rival team in the Packers? Yeah, that always seemed a bit fishy.
I thought it was this guy first? pic.twitter.com/MpaSc6iDRJ
— Matt Jensen (@MattxJensen) April 29, 2021
The Packers are not trading Aaron Rodgers. It’s that simple.
Green Bay’s general manager, Brian Gutekunst, said earlier this week Rodgers would be the quarterback for the foreseeable future for the Packers. No surprises there, he’s only coming off arguably the best season of his career.
Additionally, is it really feasible for the 49ers to even make this kind of trade with the Packers? Such a move would hypothetically make a healthy San Francisco team Super Bowl contenders in the immediate sense.
But, it’s still worth noting Rodgers will be 38 in December. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch seem more the types to focus on a franchise quarterback who will be under center for years and years to come.
Football fans are likely to see all kinds of smoke leading up to Thursday night’s draft. Including bonkers rumors such as this one.