Aaron Rodgers reportedly turned down a huge contract offer from the Green Bay Packers.
According to BroBible, The Athletic reported that Rodgers was offered a deal that would have made him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
However, the NFL MVP turned it down because he can’t stand general manager Brian Gutekunst.
Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Green Bay Packers that he has told some within the organization that he does not want to return to the team, league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2021
It’s also been reported that Rodgers wants Gutekunst fired in order for him to return to the team.
Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Wants One Major Thing To Happen To Return To The Packers https://t.co/0YN1sxHVKj
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 2, 2021
If Rodgers really turned down a deal to make him the highest-paid player at his position in the NFL to remain with Green Bay, then you have to believe that it’s officially over.
That would seem to be as good of a signal as any that Rodgers really has zero interest in returning the franchise.
REPORT: Aaron Rodgers Might Be Traded Within Days. Is It Time For Packers Fans To Start Panicking? https://t.co/ESoQoDIfbd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 29, 2021
The question now is what will Rodgers do if he’s serious about not returning. Assuming the Packers refuse to trade him, he can retire. It’ll cost him $23 million, but it’s an option on the table.
If Aaron Rodgers retires (to host Jeopardy or just retire), he would have to repay the team $11.5M this year and $11.5M if he remains retired next year — all from his signing bonus. Unless the situation is repaired to his liking, this is a serious consideration, I’m told. https://t.co/kEQwpexqX0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2021
Buckle up because this situation will only get wilder from here!