According to Rich Eisen, the Green Bay Packers don’t want to be the ones to end their relationship with Aaron Rodgers but are hoping he retires or decides to play elsewhere.
Rodgers was drafted by the Packers in 2005 and hasn’t played for another NFL team since entering the NFL. But that might be about to change, though retirement is also an option.
Speaking on his podcast, The Rich Eisen Show, on Monday, Eisen said he’s heard that the Packers are hoping that the quarterback leaves.
“They sure hope that, when he comes up with his decision, it is ‘I wish to retire’ or ‘I wish to be traded elsewhere’,” Eisen said as part of his top five rumors stemming from last week’s NFL Combine.
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The Packers appear to have given up on Rodgers after what has been a tumultuous relationship, especially over these last few years.
Another report from Michael Silver of Bally Sports, in which a “high-level Packers source” was cited, notes that Green Bay is done “begging Rodgers to return on his terms.”
The team wants no less than 100 percent commitment from the veteran as it pertains to offseason training and wants him to work closely with its young wide receivers such as Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Watson had difficulty remaining on the same page with Rodgers last season and they were out of sync until he caught three touchdown passes in Week 10 in an overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys.
Barring the above, the Packers are thought to be ready to part ways as they reckon the player’s dedication began to wane after he signed a three-year deal worth $150.8 million last March.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.