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Get a load of this ridiculous 49ers trade proposal for Packers’ Aaron Rodgers that’s definitely not true

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Draft day is here, and there is already a preposterous trade rumor circulating social media channels.

Bill Michaels, formerly of sports talk radio fame in Milwaukee, passed along report of a gargantuan deal between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

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 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.

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.

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.