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For anyone wondering whether money has been the culprit behind Aaron Rodgers’ discontent with the Green Bay Packers, he seemingly put that to rest on Tuesday morning.
NFL insider Adam Schefter with ESPN tweeted that the team had offered Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would’ve kept the longtime quarterback in Green Bay for the next five seasons. It also would’ve made him the highest paid player in the NFL.
Rodgers declined the offer.
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.
Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
As Schefter points out, this proves it’s not about the money. But in some ways, we already knew that. It was never about the money, which just confirms what we believed all along.
From the looks of it, we aren’t even close to the end of this situation. The Packers seem to be digging in and trying to find a way to remedy the situation, but Rodgers isn’t budging. With training camp looming, it will be interesting to see what comes next.
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