Report: Multiple teams have called about Aaron Rodgers trade

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Thursday brought word that the 49ers gave the Packers a call about a trade for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and it appears they weren’t the only team to reach out to General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that a few teams have called the Packers without identifying any of them. Gutekunst said earlier in the offseason that there was “no truth” to a report that the Rams called them about a possible trade before making a deal with the Lions for Matthew Stafford.

That report said the Packers were adamant that they would not trade Rodgers and reports about the 49ers’ overture say it was met with similar resistance. With Jordan Love joining the team in the first round last year and no change to Rodgers’ contract that will make it difficult to trade him, the Packers may not be done getting calls about their quarterback.

When the 49ers traded up to the No. 3 pick, the thought was they had their choice of player in mind but the team’s was doing its best to create the opposite impression even before the Rodgers report came to light.

40 responses to “Report: Multiple teams have called about Aaron Rodgers trade

  1. I suppose teams may think if the Pack is dumb enough to draft a QB in the first round when they have a healthy HOF QB who plans to play for 5 more years, they might be dumb enough to trade said HOF QB.

  2. So all of these reports are the Packers trying to drum up interest in a Rodgers trade.

  3. It looks more like the Niners traded up before doing due diligence and are now having second thoughts on the three potential available QB’s. They are making desperation attempts to save some jobs like two in particular. All that draft capital for a what they are now thinking are riskier bust picks with the three remaining QB’s can’t be good for Jed and wanting to sell tickets for his newer stadium.

  4. If Jordan Love had shown even a smidgen of potential, the Packers may have bit.

    I have a very busty feeling about Love.

  5. What if Urban Meyer called up Brain Gutekunst and offered the #1 pick for Aaron Rogers?…..Just Kidding! That would never happen!😂

  6. The only teams the Packers will consider are an AFC team or a NFC bottom feeder team. And then they’re going to need to provide at least one Top 3 pick, and two more first rounders + more. And if it’s not a bottom feeder team then it’d need to be legitimate starters included too.

    Until one of these teams steps forward, the Packers will continue to insist they’ll never trade Rodgers, yet their contract says they will.

  7. Rodgers contract makes it nearly impossible to trade him in a way to benefit the Packers. 2021 is the ‘all in’ season for GB and Rodgers is key.

    But 2022 is a different story. A year old and all guaranteed money paid, while the cap hit would be high, it’s not ridiculous with the 2023 cap set to rise.

    Love would have two seasons in LaFleur’s system and would make more sense.

    Another point is you will never see Green Bay trade a player to another NFC conference opponent. A trade to New England would make sense but they will be set to roll by then.

  8. If Green Bay traded Aaron Rodgers right now they would be incurring $38 million in dead cap charges. What team is willing to incur $38 million in dead cap charges to trade the reigning MVP?

    Exactly.

  9. The Packers refused, because their plan is to collect as many starting quarterbacks as possible. Maybe they can throw to each other in playoff games.

  10. Could the Packers be genuinely worried that AR could be offered the Jeopardy gig? Why not drum up some trade interest for a guy who could possibly retire.

  11. If Gutekunst is actually dumb enough to trade away the league MVP today, Packer fans will be reaching for the torches and pitchforks as soon as the sun goes down tonight.

  12. Did Wheel of Fortune call and offer Pat Sajak and a 3rd round pick to Jeopardy, too?

  13. Rogers for the trading partner’s first and second round picks for the next 25 years. Sure, I’d make that trade.

    🙂

  14. “No, we’re not going to trade him, and we’re not going to give him offensive weapons, and we’re not going to plan ahead for the future either. We’re just going to spend another year wasting everyone’s time for no understandable reason.”

  15. baldbuc says:
    April 29, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    So several teams have the goal of flaming out in the conference championship game?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thank you for providing motivational material for Aaron.

  16. I don’t think the Packers are stupid enough to do this.
    Rodgers is still at the top of his game.
    Yes, he is getting up there, but really.. the ONLY thing what would make sense for them would be if they could get into the top 3 with a trade and take one of the supposedly “can’t miss” Blue Chip QBs.

    At least THEN they would be truly maybe getting a “Franchise” QB for the future. But there is no “sure thing”

    Honestly, unless he were disgruntled being there, there is no reason for the Packers to trade AR.

  17. Maybe it’s time for a Rodgers/Love split. That would be the second ARod/JLo split in the last month.

  18. We’re just going to spend another year wasting everyone’s time for no understandable reason.
    —–
    While I don’t completely disagree lets stop being stupid here. The Pack were a play away from going to the SB and probably wining it. You don’t blow up that team.

  19. When I was a kid growing up in Northern Minnesota, every autumn the weather forecasters would warn everyone of “possible snow” in a few days. The forecast almost always never came true, but it was a way of hoping that people would “stay tuned” to their station.

    And so it is with the Rodgers trade rumors. Stay tuned, everyone, because our viewer ratings go up the more you log on to our sites.

    Rogers isn’t going anywhere.

    Not yet.

  20. The hysterical conjecture and white noise is becoming deafening right now as I figured it would.
    Meanwhile, it’s just business as usual inside 1265, oblivious to all the outside garbage, Packer management is focused solely on this weekend’s draft and the 2021 season.
    Cheers! 🍻

  21. Well, it’s good to know that there are at least a few teams in this league that have enough common sense to realize that a first ballot Hall of Fame Quarterback in his prime is worth having on their squad. Heck, they might even be wise enough to surround him with some receiving weapons that would make him even more deadlier than he is now. Tonight in our little Packer den – me and the boys are just hoping Gutekunst doesn’t make yet another brilliant move – like maybe trading up in the first round, this time for a long snapper.

  22. Yes AR is a great QB. But he carries himself as being bigger than the team. He got the last coach fired. Changes plays constantly. Ignores coaching. Airs all team grievances in the press. Is California Arrogant, is overly sensitive. Has started undermining his young coach. Many in WI are not on board with him and would be fine sending him back to CA where his weirdness fits in.
    When the Pack had Favre, everyone wanted them to load up on weapons and go for SB. They didn’t and drafted his replacement. Same now with AR. He wants them to draft weapons and go for it and they drafted his (possible) replacement. The organization is a small market team that just wants sustained success with the possibility of SB. They will always do what is best for team, not superstar QB. AR salary prohibits GB from spending big on weapons around him as QB salaries have gotten out of control. His cap hit prohibits trade happening this year but this is not that far from being a possibility next year.

  23. Trade the reigning league MVP who looks to be able to play fore at least 2-3 years at a high level? There are stories about everything and everyone. Some are just made up click bait, others are casual interest and general info gathering blown up to be an all out attempt. Others yet are just an disinformation campaign to induce other teams to make a move that benefits the ones making up the stories. The silly season is still in full swing.

  24. kevpft says:
    April 29, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    “No, we’re not going to trade him, and we’re not going to give him offensive weapons, and we’re not going to plan ahead for the future either.
    *********
    Weird.
    They only had the highest scoring offense in the NFL last season, while drafting a future QB they saw true value in last April.
    Seriously, what are you talking about?

  25. Teams call each other daily to see who is available or not. Doesn’t mean the Packers even take all the calls.

    NFL Network is reporting that: “no formal offer was made.” I can confirm that Gute talked to no one from the 49ers about Aaron Rodgers. Gute has indeed been taking calls all day on options to move up or back in the draft.

    I am hearing the Packers are very high on Elijah Moore. I would also be quite happy with Samuel Cosmi. If Gute can swing getting Elijah in the first and Cosmi in the second, I’d do cartwheels down the road.

    Let’s see what happens the next couple days.👍

    #GoPackGo!✊

  26. Rogers is going to LA – if not this season it will be next…the writing is clearly on the wall…probably the next host of Jeopardy, now engaged to a young LA Actress (who will probably get more work because she’s married to AR), he grew up their, and the Packers clearly only care about winning the NFC North and then just want to see what happens in the playoffs. As a lifelong Packers fan who watched this story twice…Favre, then Rogers….I really hope he goes to the West Coast and does what TB12 did and win another ring!

  27. All-American Voltron says:
    April 29, 2021 at 2:46 pm
    The only teams the Packers will consider are an AFC team or a NFC bottom feeder team. And then they’re going to need to provide at least one Top 3 pick, and two more first rounders + more. And if it’s not a bottom feeder team then it’d need to be legitimate starters included too.

    Until one of these teams steps forward, the Packers will continue to insist they’ll never trade Rodgers, yet their contract says they will.
    ————————————————————————————
    You forgot to mention how you know someone that knows another person who mows Packer GM Brian Gutekunst’s yard, so is in the know.

  28. pkrlvr says:
    April 29, 2021 at 3:20 pm
    We’re just going to spend another year wasting everyone’s time for no understandable reason.
    —–
    While I don’t completely disagree lets stop being stupid here. The Pack were a play away from going to the SB and probably wining it. You don’t blow up that team.
    ///////
    They had another play, but your coach decided to kick a FG. Besides, I’m not sure anybody outside of your buddies think the Packers would have beat the Chiefs.

  29. So several teams have the goal of flaming out in the conference championship game?
    —–
    He outplayed your qb in that game and had better numbers than Mahommes put up 2 weeks later but whatever floats your boat.

  30. 49ers don’t have another 1st to give the Packers so they would have to give a significant player.

    Miami,Panthers, Jets have the picks to make it happen if they wanted.

    It will be an interesting day.

  31. freefromwhatyouare says:
    April 29, 2021 at 3:34 pm
    ” I can confirm that Gute talked to no one from the 49ers about Aaron Rodgers. Gute has indeed been taking calls all day on options to move up or back in the draft.
    ———-
    Who is your source? How can you discount other but you are some fake insider that knows everything? Not saying the reports are correct because I work in finance not for the NFL. Yet because you read the Milwaukee JS newspaper your think your an “insider”. LOL!

  32. If Green Bay traded Aaron Rodgers right now they would be incurring $38 million in dead cap charges. What team is willing to incur $38 million in dead cap charges to trade the reigning MVP?
    ==========

    Yes, the Packers eat an enormous amount of money.

    The team that acquires him only has to pay his base salary. A BARGAIN in 2021 – $14.7mil, and $25mil for 2022 and 2023. That is LESS than it would cost to pay some scrub reject from another team.

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