We now have further context to this morning’s wild Aaron Rodgers trade rumor. As it turns out, the story isn’t nearly as juicy as it seemed.
In case you missed it earlier, there was a report out there from Vikings announcer Paul Allen of KFAN stating that the San Francisco 49ers had made Green Bay a massive offer in an attempt to acquire the three-time MVP. It was rebuffed.
“The 49ers have offered the Packers the 3rd overall pick in this year’s draft, plus other picks and a number of players from their current roster including [Jimmy] Garoppolo for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers turned them down,” wrote Wisconsin sports radio personality Bill Michaels.
As it turns out, the 49ers did speak with the Packers about Rodgers, but the talks didn’t go anywhere, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. No actual offer was extended, and it sounds like Green Bay has no desire to deal No. 12.
The #49ers reached out to the #Packers on Wednesday about trading for Aaron Rodgers, but no formal offer was made and a source said there is a “zero percent chance” that Green Bay deals the reigning NFL MVP.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2021
Pelissero’s colleague Ian Rapoport added that the 49ers have kept their eye on potentially acquiring a veteran quarterback as they prepare for the first round of tonight’s 2021 NFL Draft.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2021
It is widely expected that San Francisco will in fact take a quarterback with the third overall pick tonight. It’s just a matter of who it will be.
But with that being said, you can put any speculation that Rodgers could be going back to Cali to quarterback the Niners to rest.
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