Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been the most talked-about person during the NFL offseason, with many speculating that his time with the Packers could be coming to an end.
It appears that we will have some more clarity on the situation shortly. Reports have come out on Thursday that Rodgers will be informing the Packers of his decision soon.
Aaron Rodgers will be informing the Packers of his decision soon, per league sources. I’m told there are multiple teams with offers on the table but of course, nothing can happen until the Green Bay Packers allow a trade.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 24, 2022
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst made it clear on Wednesday that Rodgers is the team’s top priority this offseason, and that a deal with star wide receiver Davante Adams will be determined by what Rodgers decides to do.
The Packers have created $10.892M in 2022 cap space by restructuring the contract of NT Kenny Clark, per source.
Green Bay converted $13.615 of Clark’s 2022 compensation into a signing bonus and added two void years to his deal.
Chipping away to create some space…
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 23, 2022
The Packers have created $3.08M in 2022 cap space by converting $3.85M of RB Aaron Jones' 2022 compensation into a signing bonus and adding two void years, per source.
Green Bay has now created nearly $14M in cap space over the past two days, with more moves ahead.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 24, 2022
It’s hard to interpret anything that Rodgers says, but he did post a cryptic social media post on Monday evening that many seemed to think was him saying goodbye to his Packers teammates and fans. He would go on to deny that.
Should Rodgers ask for a trade from the organization, it’s not clear that the Packers are going to grant him his wish easily. Gutekunst also did not address the idea of trading Rodgers in his press conference on Wednesday, calling the idea “a hypothetical that he is not going to discuss.”
If Rodgers is moved by the Packers this offseason, it seems right now that the frontrunners to land him would be the Denver Broncos, who Rodgers has been linked to dating back to last November.