Brian Gutekunst: I got one Aaron Rodgers trade call, said no, that was it

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Despite reports on draft day that multiple teams had asked the Packers about trading for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, General Manager Brian Gutekunst says one very short conversation is all he had.

Gutekunst told Peter King for Football Morning in America that the only call he got came after the draft day reports that Rodgers could be traded. Gutekunst says he shut that conversation down quickly.

“I had no [trade] discussions with any team. I received one call from a team Thursday night, after all the news came out. I said no. That was the end of the conversation,” he said.

San Francisco General Manager John Lynch has acknowledged that the 49ers contacted the Packers about Rodgers.

Rodgers is reportedly unhappy enough with the Packers that he wants out. Gutkenust is adamant that the Packers’ relationship with Rodgers can be salvaged, and that the Packers are expecting Rodgers to be their starting quarterback this year.

15 responses to “Brian Gutekunst: I got one Aaron Rodgers trade call, said no, that was it

  1. And Brian said he did not speak to John Lynch that day, so the team that “called at 8 p.m.” on nite one of the draft was not the 49ers. Moving on..

    Yes, the Packers are adamant about not trading Aaron, and are optimistic that over time things will get worked out. Come late July it is expected that Aaron will return with his teammates and coaches to Ray Nitschke Field for training camp practices.

    Legacy always has been and always will be important to Aaron, a self-described historian of the game. Trust me when I say that Aaron nor anyone else is going to let this end like this.

  2. “I had no discussions with any team. I received one call from a team Thursday night.” I DIDN’T…BUT I DID ONCE???

  3. Packers should have made the trade. Going to be next to impossible to salvage the relationship with Rodgers and they would have received a lot of capital back. Now they walk into the season with all of this looming over their heads.

  4. More importantly what does your coach have against winning super bowls?

  5. Well, we are pretty sure the Rams called! So what he is saying is that no one else called? Anyone who believe this?

  6. Gute is a straight shooter. AR looked like he was a perfectly happy man at the Derby. He did not seem to be upset with anything or anybody, including the Packers.

    All of this drama will be washed away soon and AR will leading the Packers again this season.

  7. After four days, no one has actually seen any flames, and the smoke seems to be dwindling.

  8. Seems like if you were going to trade up for Love, you want to take advantage of the rookie contract. This would have been a great chance to sell high on Rodgers, after the MVP and get #3 pick, probably a top player and a couple of more picks. If you still believe in Love (no pun intended), you gotta believe that with your current strong roster and the player and picks, you could still contend. I realize it would be a bad look to cave, but they should acknowledge that they set this whole thing in motion last year and just make the best of it.

  9. Somebody is lying here. Either the 49ers or the Packers. The 49ers have no reason to lie in this situation.

  10. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 3, 2021 at 9:36 am
    After four days, no one has actually seen any flames, and the smoke seems to be dwindling.///////// Everybody knows if you ignore the smoke because you cannot see the fire, it will soon result in a collapsed roof.

  11. Rodgers felt he needed some attention, and he definitely got it. Mission accomplished. Packers would be smart to cut him loose.

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