Shortly after Pelissero’s report, FOX Sports‘ Jay glazer reported that “a few teams” have contacted the Packers about a possible trade involving Rodgers.
Gutekunst has denied speaking with the 49ers general manager John lynch regarding a possible deal for Rodgers ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. Lynch, however, told reporters the franchise “inquired” about the quarterback MVP, but did not confirm when the conversation took place , adding, “It was a quick end to the conversation; it wasn’t happening.”
Gutekunst acknowledged that the Packers received numerous calls from other NFL teams after Schefter’s report of Rodgers’ dissatisfaction.
“Shortly after 5pm, after a lot of stuff was going on the air, I got, I think, a call,” Gutekunst said. “It was very brief, and that was it.”
Rodgers has spent his entire career at Green Bay since being selected No.24 overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, which saw him serve as a replacement and eventual heir to the Temple quarterback. the fame of professional football. Brett Favre during its first three seasons.
However, the Packers made a similar move by selecting Love at No.26 in the 2020 NFL Draft, choosing to draft Rodgers’ possible future replacement instead of getting offensive help from the former Super Bowl MVP with their. first-round pick, which has led to speculation about a possible breakup ahead of the 2020 season.
Rodgers responded with one of the best seasons of his legendary career, recording the NFL’s 48 best touchdowns, 70.7 completion percentage and 9.1 touchdown percentage, as well as 4,299 yards and just five interceptions while leading Green Bay to a best NFC regular 13-3 -record of the season and winning the 2020 NFL MVP award.
Additionally, the Packers once again invested their first-round pick on a fielder in the 2021 NFL Draft last month instead of getting more help for the 37-year-old quarterback.
CBS SportsLineby Allan Bell noted that Love is the only offensive player selected by Green Bay in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2012 and that the team has not selected a wide receiver in the first round since 2002.
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