The drama around Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers has taken another troubling turn. The star quarterback no longer wants to remain with the franchise, creating the possibility that he played his last snap with Green Bay. The franchise has yet to entertain trade scenarios, but the potential asking price may lie afoot.
Aaron Rodgers airs desire to leave the Packers
Since the Packers’ disappointing playoff exit, uncertainty remains around Aaron Rodgers’ future.
The conversation took another concerning turn before the 2021 NFL draft as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the star quarterback wants out of Green Bay. Rodgers privately informed some members of the organization that he believes it’s best that he should part ways.
The 37-year-old had previously voiced that he wanted to spend his entire career with the Packers. However, that pathway no longer appears to be feasible in his mind.
The latest development has pushed a few NFL teams to monitor the situation from afar closely. There may now be a potential trade package asking price floating around.
NFL teams may know the price tag to acquire Aaron Rodgers from the Packers
The ongoing saga around Rodgers continues to take many twists and turns that have put the Packers in a difficult spot.
The three-time league MVP hasn’t budged from his stance, leading a few other teams to poke and prod around. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, a high-ranking NFC executive told him that it would take at least two first-round picks and a second-round selection.
The trade package may require much more, given that the team that acquires him would predictably win plenty of games. Those factors would push the draft picks into later slots in their respective rounds, creating the desire for additional selections and players added to the offer.
Meanwhile, the Packers still hold firm on not wanting to move Rodgers because they believe the relationship is amenable. If the franchise ventured that route, there would be a few teams, such as the Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos, competing to land the future Hall of Famer.
The Packers know where Rodgers stands, and it will inevitably come down to them needing to make the final call.
Green Bay will have to face reality soon
Throughout the last few days, the Packers have further hung to believe that they can fix their relationship with Rodgers.
The 37-year-old hasn’t voiced anything publicly, but he also hasn’t shot down the notion that he’s unhappy. His sentiment is rooted in the Packers’ actions over the last few years that have pushed him to want out of Green Bay.
The front office has predictable stayed the course with voicing that Rodgers is their starting quarterback. Meanwhile, the team has rebuffed any trade attempt from another franchise.
Rodgers holds deep-rooted concerns with the franchise that have festered over time. The problem lies with the Packers wanting to keep him in the fold on their terms while he wants to dictate the next chapter of his illustrious career.
The continued uncertainty around his long-term future coupled with the lackluster effort to add more offensive talent has pushed him to this point. Simply put, the Packers don’t want to face the music, but the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.