Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers
Quarterback #12
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback #12
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Turned down extension offer

Rodgers reportedly elected to pass on a two-year extension offer from the Packers this offseason, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Analysis: Schefter notes that Green Bay's offer would have kept Rodgers with the franchise for five more seasons, while making him the highest-paid player in football. After the veteran QB elected not to participate in the Packers' on-field activities this offseason, the focus now turns to whether he'll be out there when training camp opens July 28. There have been plenty of reports suggesting that Rodgers' future with the team is cloudy due to issues he has with management, but to date the Packers have insisted that they won't deal their star signal caller.

Jul 20, 2021 11:22 AM EST

Could join team for camp

Rodgers said Saturday that he'll "figure things out in a couple weeks" when asked by NBC Sports about his plans for the 2021 season, Ben Kenney of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Though the statement from Rodgers -- who was participating in this week's American Century Championship golf event in Lake Tahoe, Nev. -- is vague, it bears mentioning that the two-week timeline would align with the start of Packers training camp July 27. After his discontent with the organization became public knowledge on the day of the 2021 NFL Draft, Rodgers unsurprisingly elected to skip the Packers' entire offseason program, but his potential absence from training camp would prove more telling with regard to his intentions for the upcoming season. If Rodgers isn't on the field for the start of training camp, Jordan Love would step in as the team's No. 1 quarterback, and the Packers could start to more seriously entertain the idea of trading the reigning MVP.

Jul 11, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Sidesteps questions about Week 1

When asked Tuesday whether or not he would be under center for the Packers in Week 1, Rodgers said, "we'll see," according to a video posted by Bleacher Report.

Analysis: Rodgers was pressed for an answer by several members of the broadcast team for The Match 2021 golf event he participated in, but he did not provide any clues about his status with the Packers nor this season. There certainly won't be any shortage of discussion about Rodgers in the weeks ahead, and his status will continue to be updated as things play out.

Jul 8, 2021 10:45 AM EST

Absent from minicamp as expected

Rodgers is not among the quarterbacks as the Packers open mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This was the anticipated outcome at this point, but it's now official with Green Bay's minicamp underway. It remains to be seen how things will play out between Rodgers and the Packers, but it will likely be Jordan Love and Blake Bortles seeing most of the reps with the first-team offense in his absence. Rodgers stands to lose just under $100,000 by not making an appearance, though the Packers could choose to waive that fine by calling it an excused absence.

Jun 8, 2021 9:24 AM EST

Expected to skip minicamp

Rodgers isn't expected to attend the Packers' mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Rodgers continues his standoff with Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and could be fined nearly $100,000 for his absences should Green Bay elect to do so. The front office has also toyed with potentially making them excused absence as a show of good faith, though it's unclear at this point if that gesture would hold any weight in Rodgers' camp. Look for Jordan Love and Blake Bortles to handle most of the first-team reps in his absence.

Jun 7, 2021 3:33 PM EST

Stuck in standoff with GM Gutekunst

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst is "still holding firm" that he won't trade Rodgers, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Rodgers has neither confirmed nor denied asking for a trade, but there's little question he's upset with the Packers front office, an outfit led by Gutekunst and team president Mark Murphy. The 37-year-old QB isn't with the team for voluntary OTAs, thus missing out on a $500,000 workout bonus. The Packers can fine him $93,085 if he misses all three days of mandatory minicamp June 8-10, plus $50,000 for each missed day of training camp later this summer. Rodgers seems to be angling for a trade -- and might even threaten retirement -- while Gutekunst is still trying to find a resolution that keeps the reigning MVP in Green Bay for at least one more season.

May 31, 2021 7:10 AM EST

Could threaten to retire?

Rodgers might consider retirement as an option to force his way out of Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Packers GM Brian Gutekunst made it clear Thursday night that he has no intention of trading Rodgers, who reportedly has become disgruntled to the point that he's considered refusing to report to the team this summer. A holdout, however, could lead to fines, so the threat of retirement might provide more leverage. Of course, the Packers know that Rodgers prefers to continue his football career, and they'll still have him under contract if he retires and then un-retires. It's a complicated situation with no resolution in immediate sight.

Apr 30, 2021 2:06 PM EST

GB not entertaining trade offers

GM Brian Gutekunst said the Packers won't trade Rodgers and believes the quarterback will play again for the team, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It was reported prior to the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday that the 37-year-old has told some people he doesn't want to return to the team, though management expressed optimism about mending the relationship while talking to media after the opening round of the draft. Gutekunst said he received one call inquiring about the veteran quarterback during the draft, but it wasn't a long conversation. It previously appeared Rodgers remained locked with Green Bay at least until the 2022 offseason, but he may try to hasten his departure depending how the spring/summer unfold.

Apr 30, 2021 7:13 AM EST

Fed up with management

Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Packers that he's told some people he doesn't want to return to the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Schefter also reports that the Rams (in February) and the 49ers (on Wednesday) have inquired about trading for Rodgers but were turned away by the Packers, who seemingly hope to mend the relationship with their future Hall of Fame QB. Thursday's report stops short of saying Rodgers will demand a trade, but it sounds like he's considering options to hasten his departure from Green Bay. While recent reports have suggested that won't happen any earlier than the 2022 offseason, the latest info from Schefter suggests Rodgers could try to play hardball and force his way out this spring/summer.

Apr 29, 2021 12:31 PM EST

Not expecting trade

Rodgers expects to stay with the Packers for 2021, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I don't think that there's any reason why I wouldn't be back, but there's not many absolutes in this business," Rodgers said Tuesday.

Analysis: While an MVP award may not be enough to stop trade rumors, it doesn't sound like 2021 will mark the beginning of the Jordan Love era in Green Bay. Packers CEO Mark Murphy was emphatic earlier this week when a radio host asked him about the QB situation, saying "there's no way in heck Aaron is not gonna be on the Packers," per NFL.com. That doesn't necessarily mean Rodgers will stay with the Packers through the end of his contract in 2023, but he'll likely stay put for at least one more season.

Jan 26, 2021 12:36 PM EST

Throws for 346 yards in loss

Rodgers completed 33 of 48 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's loss in the NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: As has been the case for the entirety of the season, Rodgers played at an MVP level and nearly led the Packers back from an 18-point deficit. He hit on several big plays to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, connecting for a 50-yard touchdown early in the second quarter as well as for gains of 29 and 24 yards. Rodgers other two scores came from eight and two yards, respectively. His only glaring error came just before halftime, when he threw an interception that ultimately led to a Buccaneers touchdown. Looking towards the 2021 season, Rodgers remains under contract with the Packers and should return to the team to continue to play at a high level.

Jan 24, 2021 3:55 PM EST

Three TDs in playoff win

Rodgers completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Rams. He also added a rushing touchdown.

Analysis: Rodgers made the strong Rams' defense look ordinary in the win, completing five pass for more than 20 yards. He regularly extended plays when pressure got through the line, including a 33-yard completion to Robert Tonyan just before halftime. Rodgers also delivered a perfect, game-clinching strike to Allen Lazard over the middle of the field in the fourth quarter for a 58-yard touchdown. He and the Packers will now await their opponent in the NFC Championship, but will be hosting either the Saints or Buccaneers at Lambeau Field.

Jan 16, 2021 5:19 PM EST

Clinches top seed with 4 TDs

Rodgers completed 19 of 24 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 35-16 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Rodgers threw three touchdowns in the first half, and could've had another deep one to start the second if not for a drop. Although Chicago also failed to secure a couple would-be interceptions, Rodgers once again got the best of his long-time divisional foe, locking up the NFC's top seed in the process. At 37 years old, Rodgers set a new Packers franchise record with 48 passing touchdowns versus just five interceptions, and added another three scores on the ground as well. Overall, that massive production will likely earn Rodgers his third career MVP award. The superstar signal-caller will now get a week off before Green Bay hosts a divisional-round playoff game.

Jan 3, 2021 4:41 PM EST

Strikes for four scores

Rodgers completed 21 of 25 pass attempts for 231 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 40-14 win over the Titans. He added 19 yards on three carries.

Analysis: Rodgers was in his element on a snowy night at Lambeau Field under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football. While the veteran gunslinger did throw his fifth interception of the season, his four incompletions marked a new low for 2020. The 36-year-old currently sits north of a 70 percent completion rate for the first time in his career, while also eclipsing the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth time over 11 full seasons. With 44 touchdowns to the aforementioned five picks, Rodgers has put himself firmly in the MVP discussion. Look for the future Hall of Famer to end the year on a high note as the Packers attempt to lock up the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye when they take on the Bears in Week 17.

Dec 27, 2020 9:49 PM EST

Can't maintain typical efficiency

Rodgers completed 20 of his 29 pass attempts for 143 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Panthers. He added five rushes for 26 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

Analysis: Rodgers was in rhythm early and led the Packers to touchdowns on each of their first two drives. He capped the first with a one-yard touchdown toss to Robert Tonyan, before rushing into the end zone for a five-yard touchdown on Green Bay's second drive. However, Rodgers wouldn't reach the end zone again and took to the air only 10 times in the second half after building a three-possession lead. The Packers will likely be in for a more competitive game in Week 16 against the Titans, which should give Rodgers more of a chance to work downfield.

Dec 19, 2020 9:13 PM EST

Another masterful showing Week 14

Rodgers completed 26 of 33 pass attempts for 290 yards and three touchdowns, adding six carries for 13 yards and a rushing TD during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Lions.

Analysis: After Detroit managed to keep the game tied through two quarters, Rodgers led the Packers to a combined 17 points over Green Bay's first three drives of the second half. In doing so, the eight-time Pro Bowler helped his team secure a second consecutive NFC North crown, though Rodgers also currently has Green Bay situated as the conference's top seed. It's hard to argue Rodgers' 39:4 TD:INT isn't of MVP level, as the 10-3 Packers prepare to host the sliding Panthers on Saturday night.

Dec 13, 2020 5:45 PM EST

Reaches 400 career TDs

Rodgers completed 25 of 34 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: It was another surgical performance for Rodgers, who found Robert Tonyan on a 25-yard TD late in the second quarter sandwiched between a pair of red-zone touchdowns to Davante Adams. The second score to Adams was also a record setter, as Rodgers reached 400 career touchdown passes faster than any other player in NFL history. He'll look to bolster his MVP case further, and get the Packers closer to another NFC North title, in Week 14 against a very vulnerable Lions secondary.

Dec 6, 2020 6:31 PM EST

Four more scores outdoors

Rodgers completed 21 of 29 pass attempts for 211 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 41-25 victory over Chicago.

Analysis: Rodgers methodically dismantled one of the league's best pass defenses in the national spotlight, putting the game seemingly out of reach with three touchdowns on the Packers' first three drives. The future Hall of Famer also reached 50,000 career passing yards, becoming just the 11th quarterback to ever reach that milestone. The 36-year-old has been on an absolute tear this season -- outside of a anomalous ugly outing against Tampa Bay in Week 6 -- completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns to just four interceptions. Rodgers will look to strengthen his MVP bid in a favorable matchup against the Eagles on Sunday.

Nov 29, 2020 9:57 PM EST

Tacks on three more touchdowns

Rodgers completed 27 of 38 pass attempts for 311 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 11 against the Colts.

Analysis: Rodgers put together another impressive performance, turning in his third consecutive game with at least 300 passing yards and three or more total touchdowns. He did make a few mistakes, most notably a mishandled snap on the team's first drive and an interception later in the first quarter. However, he was strong from there, slinging touchdowns of 25, five and four yards. Things may be a bit more difficult for Rodgers in Week 12 in what will likely be a slow-paced matchup against the Bears.

Nov 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Tallies three total TDs in win

Rodgers completed 24 of 34 pass attempts with 325 yards, two passing touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 24-20 win against the Jaguars. He added three rushes for a total of four yards, including a five-yard touchdown run.

Analysis: The MVP frontrunner continues to churn out multi-TD performances, with Sunday's outing marking his fourth in a row with at least three total scores. Rodgers has also exceeded 300 passing yards in back-to-back weeks, as well as four total times on the season, already equaling his total from 16 appearances during 2019. Rodgers' second-quarter TD jaunt was an anomaly, marking just his second rushing score since the start of last season. With an incredible 26:3 TD:INT on the season, Rodgers readies for a Week 11 matchup against an Indianapolis defense that is tied for third best in the NFL with just 1.2 passing TDs surrendered per contest.

Nov 15, 2020 1:51 PM EST

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