Brian Gutekunst: “No truth” to report the Rams made a run at Aaron Rodgers

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The 25-minute end-of-season press conference conducted by Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst contained several moments that were significant both for what he said, and for what he didn’t say.

As to the things he said, here’s one that stands out. Gutekunst said there’s “no truth” to the report that the Rams made a run at trading for quarterback Aaron Rodgers before turning their attention to Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times reported on Sunday that the Rams did indeed make that inquiry, with the Packers being “adamant” that Rodgers won’t be traded.

The question was posed to Gutekunst gingerly, with a preface from the reporter that he wasn’t looking for Gutekunst to comment on conversations with other teams, and with a request ultimately for an explanation of what it means to Gutekunst to “make a run” at a player. Gutekunst responded by saying simply that there’s no truth to the report.

It’s possible that the call was made by Rams coach Sean McVay to Packers coach Matt LaFleur, and that Gutekunst didn’t even know about it. It would seemingly be unusual, however, for LaFleur to not pass that information along to Gutekunst.

Regardless, a trade of Rodgers isn’t happening. So that part of his self-described uncertain future isn’t.

25 responses to “Brian Gutekunst: “No truth” to report the Rams made a run at Aaron Rodgers

  1. “”It was not the Rams. I repeat; it was not the Rams. It was the Vikings.”

  2. Rodgers to Vikings for their #1 draft picks in each year from 2021 to 2045, and a third in 2021.

    Sounds like a deal to me… fair value.

  3. How could you ever get commensurate value for Rodgers. Probably has at least 3-4 years of some of the best QB ever played left in him. Without him GB is 4-12.

  4. Sounds like there’s a schism going on in Packerland. GM, Coach and Player are nowhere near being on the same page!

  5. He better answer that way. One of the few players I think that the fan base wouldn’t care if you said you got the Herschel walker trade for him you could legitimately ask should the trade be made.
    Regardless of what the truth is he made the only answer that doesn’t start a much bigger firestorm on his own doorstep. Better to look that the overture was made through someone else and of course would need no response from me were not trading Aaron ever as long as I’m GM.

  6. Sam Farmer is one of the most respected football writers and winner of many awards. He’s never been known to just throw out some B.S. I would say that the Packer’s guy is lying.

  7. glac1 says:
    February 1, 2021 at 7:17 pm
    I’ll take Gutekunst’s word over a LA reporter any day of the week

    You mean the GM who traded up to draft a QB, when the current QB took them to the brink of going to the Super Bowl, and will be named the MVP? Yeah, keep heaping praise on him.

  8. knightwanderer says:
    February 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm
    He better answer that way. One of the few players I think that the fan base wouldn’t care if you said you got the Herschel walker trade for him you could legitimately ask should the trade be made.
    Regardless of what the truth is he made the only answer that doesn’t start a much bigger firestorm on his own doorstep. Better to look that the overture was made through someone else and of course would need no response from me were not trading Aaron ever as long as I’m GM.

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    Am I the only one?

  9. So much for Sam Farmer’s credibility and reputation as a reliable source on all things Rams. Not a great career booster. Doug Farrar is now the most reliable source for Rams news.

  10. After this press conference Gutekunst went back to his office to figure out which punter he is going to draft in the first round this year.

  11. There’s absolutely no way they don’t at least ask the question, right? It would be totally foolish (on the Ram’s part) not to do that.

  12. “”It was not the Rams. I repeat; it was not the Rams. It was the Vikings.”

    Couldnt have been the Vikings,they only go after Packer players who have been cut, failed to make the team or not resigned.

  13. He would have been better off dodging the question so it could appear that the Packers are loyal to Rodgers.

  14. I’d take this drama for our Vikings . . . if they could win as many games as the Packers do . . .

  15. A former green bay QB that chokes in the NFC Championship game? No thanks, been there, done that.

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