Aaron Rodgers wanting to leave the Green bay Packers before next season completly dominated the headlines during the NFL Draft.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst revealed Monday in NFL writer Peter King’s “Football Morning in America” column the team did get one phone call asking about Rodgers.
“I had no [trade] discussions with any team. I received one call from a team Thursday night, after all the news came out. I said no. That was the end of the conversation,” Gutekunst said.
The NBC Sports NFL insider also has a “gut feeling” that Aaron Rodgers may take his trade demand to the next level.
“I would expect Rodgers to not participate in any offseason work with the Packers, and to hope the Packers would change their minds about trading him. Denver would still be an option, I think, and maybe Las Vegas. (Rodgers-Mahomes twice a year for the next four years, maybe?) Or, maybe with four to six weeks to simmer, and an olive branch from Green Bay brass (Rodgers loves Packer franchise history), he’ll go back. But right now I doubt it. My gut feeling—and that’s all it is—is he’d prefer to not play football this year than to play for the Packers.”
The 49ers were one of the teams thought to be interested in trading for Rodgers.
“We inquired and it was a quick end to the conversation,” 49ers general manager John Lynch told reporters after the first round of the draft. “It wasn’t happening.”
Rodgers was at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and even though he had a 5-minute interview, he was never asked about his ongoing issues with the Packers.