Brian Gutekunst says Packers have not received any trade calls about Aaron Rodgers

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Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst says the Packers have not heard from a single team about a potential Aaron Rodgers trade.

“Not at all,” Gutekunst said Tuesday. “Not at all. Not a single person.”

If that’s true it would be surprising, although it’s possible that teams are waiting until Rodgers signals publicly what his intentions are for the 2022 season. Rodgers has not said whether he wants to return to the Packers, play for another team, or retire.

But if Rodgers, the two-time reigning league MVP, does indicate he’d like to play elsewhere, there will be a great deal of interest in his services, and Gutekunst will be sifting through offers of multiple draft picks and players. It’s also possible that Gutekunst could refuse to trade Rodgers even if that’s what Rodgers wants, although taking a hard line like that could spur Rodgers to retire, walking away while the Packers get nothing back for him.

Gutekunst said he is hoping Rodgers makes his intentions known before the new league year starts on March 16.

“I would hope so,” Gutekunst said. “That’s obviously the start of the new league year. There’s a lot of decisions that have to be made before that, so that would be helpful. I would think we would know something before then.”

All of the Packers’ other offseason decisions are currently taking a back seat to Rodgers’ decision.

“Once we get the situation with Aaron figured out, everything will follow,” Gutekunst said.

That situation should get figured out within the next couple of weeks.

58 responses to “Brian Gutekunst says Packers have not received any trade calls about Aaron Rodgers

  1. and why should he?

    fact is, Princess Rogers hasn’t won anything in ten years outside the NFC North which is the second weakest division in the league, and this is what he gets a league MVP trophy for;

    he couldn’t even win a TV host gig..even they knew not to pay him the $50M he’s asking for;

  2. Perhaps he could call Rogers and directly ask him if he still wants to be on the team. Just an idea lol

  3. you mean no team wants to give up the farm to get the high maintenance Diva ?

  4. The Packers should not wait for Rodgers. They should do what is best for the team and move him. Get what you can.

  5. Rogers will not retire. There is no way he will want to share the limelight with Brady in the same Hall of Fame class.

  6. No one wants to blow up their spot for a player that may not even play next year.

    And if he says he wants out of gb that gives the other side more leverage.

  7. I think Rogers is an incredibly talented QB but the guy seems to revel in the attention he has gotten lately. I don’t know him personally but that’s certainly how it seems. With all the announcer money being thrown around it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s talking to networks and Amazon behind the scenes before he makes a decision.

  8. Rodgers likes the attention and likes being passive aggressive. I have never met him, but he does not seem like a good or happy person. But the dude is a great QB…so some team will put up with the bad to chase a Super Bowl ring.

  9. I think this is a ploy to I keep Rogers salary demands in line. (Nobody wants you). If he signals he will play elsewhere, just as the article says, the calls will come.

  10. I miss the days of TT, when the Packers business was handled quietly. I have no problem with how Brian is building the team, I just wish that he would do it without feeling the need to constantly update the media about every situation.

  11. rope4444 says:
    March 2, 2022 at 8:05 am
    Rogers will not retire. There is no way he will want to share the limelight with Brady in the same Hall of Fame class.

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    He wouldn’t. Brady and Ben will get in and Rogers and his single SB win would need to wait for another year

  12. The Packers would be the worst team in the division without Rogers. They know that.

  13. What is it about Green Bay that makes all their HOF quarterbacks regret their entire careers and sabotage the franchise towards the end of it?

  14. I highly recommend teams pursue Rodgers if they’d like to dominate regular season games and choke in the playoffs with home field advantage.

  15. Man, crazy amount of hate out there for this man.
    Yes, teams want Rodgers, and yes, he doesn’t want to play for GB anymore. He made that clear before last season started.
    Obviously, the Packers are probably asking some ridiculous amount.
    Fact is, Rodgers makes all but maybe 10 teams(w/set franchise qb) better/contenders.

  16. Nobody wants me. If that keeps up it will lower my value and even the Packers will not give into my ridiculous financial and diva demands. Why? Why?

  17. Sometimes decisions are not made with best interests in mind, but for personal reasons. The Packers hold the cards here. Rodgers can choose to play for them, or he can sit out. They don’t have to accept trade offers for him – and this can turn into a poker match. Will Rodgers truly retire? Is that a better option for the Packers, rather than risk him going somewhere else and winning? If Rodgers retires, that means all the attention he gets will go away. Is that what he wants?

  18. Oh gee golly wiz I am so shocked that no one wants a 39 year old geezer who cant win playoff games when he in one game from the super bowl. They expect a lot more then this for that kind of money. The packers dont.

  19. “Perhaps he could call Rogers and directly ask him if he still wants to be on the team. Just an idea lol” Do you really think that as GM and much smarter than you he didnt already ask Rodgers that question at least a few times already to him.Rodgers just loves the power he holds over the Packers (like all his girlfriends until they became ex) so he will wait.

  20. ragnarthegreat says:
    March 2, 2022 at 8:38 am
    I think this is a ploy to I keep Rogers salary demands in line. (Nobody wants you). If he signals he will play elsewhere, just as the article says, the calls will come.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    they’ve already said they will make him the highest paid player in the league and are working on it now

  21. This is the worst kept non secret in football. Not one player from the pack came out and said, Hey Rodgers we need you please dont leave. The reason, they all knew he was coming back and was trying to get everyone pay raises first to keep the bank together.

  22. Let him go. Get what you can now and deal with the Love era as it unfolds. They are not going to a SB next year even if Rodgers returns. They will lose too many players to sign him. I would rather have a few down years than cave in to his constant “me, me, me” attitude. Send Adams to Las Vegas while we are at it. Should be able to get at least a first round pick for him too.

  23. Gutes must be lying.teams must have been calling to aquire Rodgers since the last game ended as he is just what they need to get to the Super Bowl.no calling about Rodgers is inconcievable.

  24. You mean SONY hasn’t called to talk about trading Jeopardy hosts Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik for Rodgers? Green Bay holding out for Watson.

  25. arealisticpackerfan says:
    March 2, 2022 at 8:57 am

    What is it about Green Bay that makes all their HOF quarterbacks regret their entire careers and sabotage the franchise towards the end of it?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    Go to Green Bay. You will wonder no more.

  26. Yesterday was March 1, not April 1. Too bad. That might have made his statement funny.

  27. arealisticpackerfan says:
    March 2, 2022 at 8:57 am
    What is it about Green Bay that makes all their HOF quarterbacks regret their entire careers and sabotage the franchise towards the end of it?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Greed.

  28. Rodgers is an empty self centered jerk, who is not a very happy person, and thinks his unhappiness makes him complex. Who needs that in their irganization

  29. This is not going to please Mr. Rodgers. That no one is calling. And that the GM said it out loud. Doesn’t look as if the “relationships” were mended too well.

  30. With all the brilliant young talent out there, it feels like we’re about to enter a kind of golden age of QB’s. No matter how relevant they still feel, players like Rodgers and Brady just aren’t going to be a part of it. They have had their moment and the beat goes on.

  31. Should not be an issue or a question they traded up to draft Love he should be the starter this year. They should tell Rodgers either retire or we will trade you that is why they traded up to draft Love who should easily be able to start now and lead the team to the playoffs based on the GM and head coach opinions.

  32. For a diva QB that disappears in the post season, Rogers isn’t worth the attention spent on him.

  33. Since we parse all of Rodgers words, let’s do the same with Gutey. “No, we haven’t gotten any calls”….perhaps what he omitted was “don’t call us, we’ll call you once we get some direction from the golden child.” If you pre-emptively try to start a discussion, we’ll eliminate you from consideration. Remember, Gutekunst wants to manage what he can, so either figure out the cap and keep Rodgers and Adams OR, get the biggest haul of players and draft picks if they trade him. Throughout, they want fans to perceive that they did whatever they could to keep him. Make no mistake, he’s playing for GBP or he’s getting traded for a handsome price. I agree, the guy is an attention drama queen, but he’s also a first ballot HOF, and there are 25ish teams who would gladly deal with the drama to put themselves in contention. This is all posturing people, none of us know the truth until Rodgers makes his decision, which allows the Packers, who hold most of the cards, to make their decisions.

  34. It appears the fan base of the other 3 teams in the NFC North have the opinion Rodgers needs to be traded.
    Psychologically,… that means Rodgers scares them and want him gone from the division.

  35. stellarperformance says:
    March 2, 2022 at 7:42 am

    The Packers should not wait for Rodgers. They should do what is best for the team and move him. Get what you can.

    ———————————————————————————-

    They have to wait for Rodgers. No team is going to trade for him without Rodgers agreeing to play for them.

  36. Super tired of the Aaron Rodgers drama. GB was around for 75+ years before Rodgers’ arrival and it’ll be around after his departure. Cut him loose. At the end of the day, AR will be a miserable human being. A wealthy person, but certainly a miserable person.

  37. Nobody has called because nobody wants that drama queen in their locker room. Why would anyone cough up the draft capital and then spend a third of their cap on a qb who consistently chokes in the post season?

  38. Because he’s old he’s such a diva and is not worth half as much as many think 1-one and 1 -two IS ALL HE’S WORTH .

  39. If nobody wants him how is he worth 50million ? offer him a 2 year 50 million take it or
    leave it deal .

  40. bondlake says:
    March 2, 2022 at 12:02 pm
    Super tired of the Aaron Rodgers drama. GB was around for 75+ years before Rodgers’ arrival and it’ll be around after his departure. Cut him loose. At the end of the day, AR will be a miserable human being. A wealthy person, but certainly a miserable person.
    ————-
    I agree A-Rog is a wealthy, yet miserable human being. However, he’s not a criminal. There’s no fan, including myself a packer fan who says just “cut him loose” to the most valuable asset on your roster. That would be clueless. Guess what their are jerks on every pro sports team rosters….as well as the management and ownership. Also, in the real world. You don’t just dump people that annoy you. Some great GM once said, “any coach or GM can manage the normal easy guys, the great ones know how to manage the variety of egos and personalities.” Rodgers is a problem, but he also solves a ton of problems for Coaches by making his team better (although not so much in the playoffs )

  41. Tag him. That’ll get the ball rolling.
    ==========

    Can’t.

    He’s not a free agent.

  42. Meet the new boss…same as the old boss….this is downright comical how much it is exactly like the Brett Favre saga from oh so many years ago.

  43. Make Rodgers the assistant GM, pay him $45m, and let him play for $5m. Problem solved as he is pretty much calling the shots and holding the team hostage, again! Tired of his crap.

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