March 27, 2023

The Green Bay Packers have opened the door to trade star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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That’s what various unnamed sources in the NFL told ESPN. Moreover, financial reasons would be at the origin of this desire to exchange the number 12.

According to these same informants, the Wisconsin organization wants to turn the page on the Rodgers era as it did in the era of Brett Favre in 2007 when he was sold to the New York Jets.

Moreover, these same sources reveal that the main interested party would be well aware of the feelings of the Packers in this situation.

Last week on “The Pat McAfee Show” podcast, the 39-year-old said he’s “open to all honest and direct conversations” with the Packers.

“A trade wouldn’t offend me and it wouldn’t make me feel like a victim,” he said.

Currently, the Packers have little wiggle room under the salary cap for next season as they will top it by $16 million under the status quo.

Additionally, they have several players who will be free as the air during the off-season. They are wide receivers Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard, tight ends Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan, and veteran kicker Mason Crosby.

Also, Green Bay must come to a close decision on quarterback Jordan Love’s fifth year, which would be worth about $20 million fully guaranteed by May 1.

She had selected the quarterback during the Goodell circuit draft in 2020.

Rodgers has completed the first year of a three-year, $150 million contract he signed last year with the team that drafted him in the first round of the the NFL in 2005. This agreement brings him $50 million per season.

Last campaign, the University of California alum had a tougher season. He was victorious in eight of his 17 regular season starts. He had 3,695 passing yards, his career-low total, and had 12 interceptions.

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