Packers Holding Firm On Keeping QB Aaron Rodgers

Wednesday will be a big day in the NFL, especially regarding Green Bay Packers franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

That day could push the Pack into dealing Rodgers, something that many think is still nowhere near close to happening.

If (and that’s a HUGE if) the Packers were to trade him after Tuesday, according to former NFL agent Joel Corry, the team would free up $16.05 million in cap space this year and take a $21.152 million dead money hit.

Green Bay would have to eat a monstrous $38.356 million dead money charge if they traded him before June 2.

Rodgers and the Pack have not seen eye to eye lately, especially after the loss to Tampa in the NFC Title game. The veteran quarterback questioned whether he would even return to the legendary franchise or try to move on.

If Green Bay really felt Rodgers wanted out, they would probably look around at potential teams that would be willing to give up big name prospects and draft picks for the quarterback.

Otherwise, it simply doesn’t make sense for the Packers to move a quarterback who has brought them so much success over the last decade plus.

For now, Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst is still holding firm that he “will not” trade the reigning NFL MVP. We shall see.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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