Aaron Rodgers has a long history with the San Francisco 49ers.
According to Ian Rapoport, the San Francisco 49ers were his top choice this offseason when he demanded a trade from the team.
Rapoport adds that when the 49ers got wind of Rodgers’ feelings, that prompted the trade inquiry between head coaches Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur. When Green Bay eventually shut down trade talks, the 49ers pivoted to its trade up to No. 3 for Trey Lance.
That move appears to move the 49ers out of the running for Rodgers, should he become available next offseason. Rapoport adds Rodgers was also comfortable with the idea of going to the Broncos.
The Packers and Rodgers agreed to a restructured contract that gave Rodgers what he wanted to show up for training camp. As part of the agreement, the Packers voided the 2023 year of Rodgers’ contract and the deal is set to void on the seventh day prior to the 2023 league year, making him impossible to franchise tag after 2022.
With both teams squaring off again in Week 3 for a prime-time Sunday Night Football bout at Levi’s Stadium, the future Hall of Famer will look to build upon what’s mostly been a solid history against the team for which he grew up rooting. Overall, in eight regular-season games, Rodgers is 5-3.
So far in 2021, Rodgers has completed 37-55 of his passes for 388 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.