By now, you’ve seen the headlines and have canceled your pre-draft dinner and Zoom plans: Aaron Rodgers has told members within the Packers organization that he does not want to return to Green Bay.
Amid an unloading of Twitter reports, Trey Wingo revealed that the Packers told Rodgers they were going to trade him in the offseason but, for whatever reason, backed off.
Wingo’s sources say that trade or no trade, Rodgers is not coming back.
Sources: The Packers reportedly told Aaron Rodgers they were going to trade him in the off season, then backed off. It’s been a bleep show between them ever since. And within the last week Rodgers told the team.. trade or no trade I’m not coming back. Buckle up folks
— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 29, 2021
That’s the type of scoop I like. Juicy with multiple layers. While Trey Wingo does not dabble much in the scoop game, he’s not some hack. Wingo has long covered the NFL, most recently as ESPN’s NFL Draft host.
From a content perspective, we all want to see Rodgers on the move. Can you imagine the hot takes? But as a human, Rodgers also deserves a trade. The Packers are inept and have wasted the career of the most talented QB in NFL history. (No, it’s not Patrick Mahomes.)
If an alien was brought down to earth and told to watch a season of football, that alien would point to Aaron Rodgers and say — probably not in English — that he is the best it can find. Yet Americans would disagree because Rodgers has just one ring and Brady has (not joking) seven.
To be fair, fans of teams that don’t have a shot at trading for Rodgers are reasonably hoping he takes his talents to Jeopardy!