Aaron Rodgers plans to play for Packers in stunning turn of events

Aaron Rodgers may perhaps remain a Packer just after all.

The star quarterback “has indicated to people today shut to him that he does strategy to perform for GB this period,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted on Monday, and the “expectation” is that will happen.

Rodgers, 37, originally knowledgeable customers of the organization that he wanted out in April, and the partnership was imagined to be strained further than mend. Rodgers skipped each obligatory minicamp and OTAs.

The discontent is thought to stem from the Packers deciding upon Rodgers’ would-be successor, Jordan Really like, in the to start with spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Past 7 days, Rodgers reportedly declined a two-calendar year deal extension that would have created him the highest-compensated participant in all of soccer, eclipsing Patrick Mahomes’ $forty five million for every calendar year. Rodgers at the moment is in center of a four-calendar year, $134 million deal with $98.seven million certain.

But for now, with the to start with observe of teaching camp slated for Wednesday, the saga seems to be nearing a conclusion.

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers

“We want him again, we’re dedicated to him for 2021 and further than,” Packers president Mark Murphy stated Monday at the franchise’s yearly shareholders meeting. “He’s our chief and we’re searching ahead to winning a different Tremendous Bowl.”

Added Packers GM Brian Gutekunst, whom Rodgers reportedly mocked in a comparison to ex-Bulls GM Jerry Krause: “We have been doing the job tirelessly with Aaron and his representatives to take care of the problems (Rodgers has elevated), and we are hopeful for a optimistic resolution.”