Aaron Rodgers trade rumors swirling ahead of NFL Draft

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Never a dull NFL Draft day for Aaron Rodgers.

With rumors of discontent stemming from the Packers’ decision to draft quarterback Jordan Love a year ago, Fox Sports Jay Glazer reports that several teams reached out to the Packers about trading for Rodgers.

That, according to NFL Network, includes the 49ers, who have the No. 3 pick on Thursday night in NFL Draft 2021. An earlier report from a Wisconsin radio host suggested the talks focused around that No. 3 pick and Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers’ current quarterback.

According to the report, no formal offer was made and there is a “zero percent chance” the Packers trade Rodgers.

“Aaron’s our guy,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday in his pre-draft press conference. “He’s going to be our quarterback for the foreseeable future. We’re excited about kind of the things we’re going to try to accomplish here over the next couple years.”

That’s all well and good, but Green Bay raised plenty of eyebrows when they traded up to draft Love in the first round last year. Rodgers publicly questioned his future with the franchise after losing in the NFC Championship Game and opposing teams obviously sensed an opportunity to capitalize.

“A lot of guys’ futures [are] uncertain, myself included,” Rodgers said at the time.

The Packers, at least for now, seem unwilling to part with the 37-year-old reigning MVP.

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