There’s a growing rumor developing with the situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, suggesting the superstar quarterback will retire later this month.
The Packers are scheduled to open training camp later this month. Rodgers has yet to report to Green Bay this offseason, skipping voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Will he show up for training camp?
One developing rumor suggests that the Packers quarterback will retire before the start of training camp.
Las Vegas sportsbooks are reportedly “bracing” for Rodgers’ retirement, pulling Packers odds off of the boards.
From SI.com’s Bill Huber:
Because of the importance of the reigning NFL MVP, Westgate SuperBook recently closed all its NFC North markets, including projected wins, playoff odds, divisional odds and weekly lines for the four division teams, one oddsmaker at the sportsbook said via a Twitter direct message.
Two other sportsbooks contacted after that initial message said the expectation is Rodgers is going to announce his retirement sometime before the first practice on Wednesday. In response, one of those sportsbooks pushed out its prices on the Packers to win the NFC North and shortened the odds for the other teams. It also shortened the odds of Patrick Mahomes winning NFL MVP.
An Aaron Rodgers retirement would obviously send shockwaves throughout the football world.
in 2011 Carson Palmer said he’d never play for the Bengals again & demanded a trade
Bengals said no chance
Palmer’s agent, David Dunn, said he’d retire if not traded
Bengals said try it
Palmer never showed for camp or the season & got a trade
Aaron Rodgers agent? David Dunn pic.twitter.com/cBWJVGKEai
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 24, 2021
So Aaron Rodgers is about to retire for 1.5 seasons, and during this season, the Packers will reach the divisional round, LeFleur will call a play for Tonyan on a crucial play, and Adams will refuse to go into the game https://t.co/Rv5S3UWGIa
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) July 24, 2021
I’m worried that Football may not be able to survive without Aaron Rodgers but if he wants to retire I’m not going to tell another man how to live his life.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 24, 2021
“He doesn’t want to play there. He has made that clear. Without saying a public word. Next step is to make James Harden mess. Doesn’t want to do that. He has made that clear. Without saying a public word. But retiring as MVP would force their hand. Without saying a word,” former ESPN host Dan Le Batard tweeted.
The Packers are scheduled to kick off training camp on July 28. Will Rodgers be on the field when Green Bay opens up preparations for the 2021 season?
We’ll find out next week.
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