Packers are on the cusp of making a monumental decision on Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers remain adamant that Aaron Rodgers is not going anywhere, but rumors of the quarterback getting shipped continue to persist. Rodgers’ status with the Packers and the front office’s stance on him should be a whole lot clearer after June 1, as that date is an important bookmark of sorts when it comes to trade possibilities due to the financial impact of decisions made before or after it.
Here’s Matt Schneidman of The Athletic elaborating on the matter:
“If they were to trade him after June 1 (Tuesday), according to former NFL agent Joel Corry, they’d free up $16.05 million in cap space this year while shouldering a $21.152 million dead money hit, as opposed to eating a monstrous $38.356 million dead money charge if they traded him before June 2.”
There have already been numerous reports floated this offseason about Aaron Rodgers informing the Packers’ front office that he wants out of Green Bay. General manager Brian Gutekunst has since been trying to cool down the simmering issue by saying that the Packers would love to have Rodgers for years to come.
“According to a source, however, general manager Brian Gutekunst is still holding firm to the stance that he “will not” trade the reigning NFL MVP.”
But with millions of dollars on the line on a decision they would or would not make, plus the weight of Rodgers himself, the Packers’ top brass will be front and center as June 1 nears.