Report: The massive Packers offer Aaron Rodgers declined this offseason, revealed
There has been a lot of reporting and speculation out there about why Aaron Rodgers is upset with the Green Bay Packers. Some of that has centered around his contract and a desire to be taken care of given he’s one of the best quarterback of all time.
However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Rodgers turned down “a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid quarterback and player in football.” Schefter says this is proof that Rodgers’ squabble with the Packers is “not about the money,” though the exact details of the offer are unclear.
It has also been reported that Rodgers is upset with the front office, and especially general manager Brian Gutekunst. He wasn’t appreciative of the way Green Bay handled the whole situation involving trading up for Jordan Love and isn’t a fan of how the front office has done its business in recent years.
Rodgers has skipped all the Packers’ offseason work so far, and now everybody is waiting to see if he’s going to report to training camp later this month. Nobody truly seems to know either way, with some believing he simply doesn’t want to play for Green Bay anymore because of this beef. Others think he’ll show up.
The disgruntled Packers quarterback is obviously still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, as evidenced by his MVP last season. He deserves to be taken care of financially, but it seems clear this is a whole lot bigger than that.