Maybe it’s not all about the money for Aaron Rodgers.
The 2020 NFL MVP has been the subject of rampant speculation throughout the offseason. Some reports indicate he’s committed to forcing a trade out of Green Bay; others suggest a new contract from the Packers would resolve the issue. There also have been reports of Rodgers refusing to work for Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday offered new context, reporting that Rodgers during the offseason turned down a lucrative contract offer from the Packers.
“This off-season, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him to Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and player in football,” Schefter tweeted. “Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money.”
So, how will this story end? Your guess is as good as ours.
Perhaps we’ll start getting answers July 28, when the Packers are scheduled to begin training camp.