Where did the relationship between franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers go wrong? It probably all (or mostly) goes back to the 2020 NFL Draft. Rodgers has made it clear that he’s hoping upper management will snag him a solid WR2 to replace the rotation of players he’d had rotating through the No. 2 role all of 2019 with the No. 30 overall pick.
The result? The Green Bay Packers make a surprise move trading up to the No. 26 overall pick in the 2020 draft. However, it wasn’t for a wide receiver. They traded up for a quarterback — Jordan Love of Utah State — and opted not to inform Rodgers of their selection ahead of time.
If you thought that wasn’t bad enough, the Packers came back in Round 2 to draft a running back — AJ Dillon of Boston College — only to later sign lead back Aaron Jones to a four-year, $48 million extension. Oy-vey.
Since then, we’ve heard occasional grumblings about Rodgers’ unhappiness with the Packers as an organization. It all came to a head on Day 1 of the 2021 NFL draft, when Adam Schefter broke the news that Aaron Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay.
Look no further for a place to keep track of what’s populating in the rumor mill. Here, we’ll be keeping track of each story emerging regarding the continually evolving situation between QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.