According to MMQB senior NFL reporter Albert Breer, the Green Bay Packers may not be in a hurry to trade their veteran quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Breer revealed in a recent tweet that the Packers’ contract with Rodgers allows them to exercise his $58.3 million option bonus any time before September 1. This gives the Packers plenty of time to decide on a trade, making it seem like they have all the time in the world.
Aaron Rodgers has been in the news recently due to rumors about him having a wish list of free agents that the New York Jets would need to sign before he would consider joining the team. However, on a recent edition of the Pat McAfee show, Rodgers denied these rumors, stating that he did not have a list of demands for players that the Jets should sign. He did, however, praise some of his former teammates, including receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Allen Lazard.
Rodgers has been a key player for the Packers for 18 seasons since he was first drafted in 2005. He has earned 10 invitations to the Pro Bowl games and four All-Pro selections. Last season, he started in all 17 games, racking up 3,695 passing yards and 26 touchdowns. Despite the Packers’ mediocre season with an 8-9 record, Rodgers still proved to be a valuable asset to the team.
The Packers’ decision not to rush into trading Rodgers may be a wise one, as his talent and experience are hard to replace. With plenty of time to decide, they can weigh their options and make the best decision for their team’s future. As for Rodgers, he seems content to stay put for now and focus on his career with the Packers.