The tension between the Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers might have hit a new level.
Rodgers has told multiple members of the organization that he does not want to return to the team, ESPN reported Thursday.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has been insistent in recent weeks that Rodgers is firmly in the team’s plan for “the foreseeable future.”
“As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in 2021 and beyond,” Gutekunst said in Aaron has been a vital part of our success and we look forward to competing for another championship with him leading our team.”
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Rodgers, 37, has said he hopes to finish his career in Green Bay but has spoken cryptically about other possibilities, calling his future a “beautiful mystery.” Last April, the Packers traded up to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Rodgers has three years remaining on the four-year, $134 million extension he signed in August 2018. Green Bay has offered Rodgers another extension, according to ESPN.
The San Francisco 49ers, set to pick a quarterback with the No. 3 overall selection on Thursday, reached out to the Packers to inquire about Rodgers, per multiple reports.