Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Fri 4/30/21 5:06 PM1 Comment

Rodgers might consider retirement as an option to force his way out of Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst made it clear Thursday night that he has no intention of trading Rodgers, who reportedly has become disgruntled to the point that he's considered refusing to report to the team this summer. A holdout, however, could lead to fines, so the threat of retirement might provide more leverage. Of course, the Packers know that Rodgers prefers to continue his football career, and they'll still have him under contract if he retires and then un-retires. It's a complicated situation with no resolution in immediate sight.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Fri 4/30/21 10:13 AM

GM Brian Gutekunst said the Packers won't trade Rodgers and believes the quarterback will play again for the team, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
It was reported prior to the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday that the 37-year-old has told some people he doesn't want to return to the team, though management expressed optimism about mending the relationship while talking to media after making the first-round selection. Gutekunst said he received one call inquiring about the veteran quarterback during the draft, but it wasn't a long conversation. It previously appeared Rodgers was locked in with Green Bay at least until the 2022 offseason, but he may try to hasten his departure depending how the spring/summer unfold.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Thu 4/29/21 3:31 PM8 Comments

Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Packers that he's told some people he doesn't want to return to the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Schefter also reports that the Rams (in February) and the 49ers (on Wednesday) have inquired about trading for Rodgers but were turned away by the Packers, who seemingly hope to mend the relationship with their future Hall of Fame QB. Thursday's report stops short of saying Rodgers will demand a trade, but it sounds like he's considering options to hasten his departure from Green Bay. While recent reports have suggested that won't happen any earlier than the 2022 offseason, the latest info from Schefter suggests Rodgers could try to play hardball and force his way out this spring/summer.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Tue 1/26/21 3:36 PM

Rodgers expects to stay with the Packers for 2021, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I don't think that there's any reason why I wouldn't be back, but there's not many absolutes in this business," Rodgers said Tuesday.
EDGE Analysis
While an MVP award may not be enough to stop trade rumors, it doesn't sound like 2021 will mark the beginning of the Jordan Love era in Green Bay. Packers CEO Mark Murphy was emphatic earlier this week when a radio host asked him about the QB situation, saying "there's no way in heck Aaron is not gonna be on the Packers," per NFL.com. That doesn't necessarily mean Rodgers will stay with the Packers through the end of his contract in 2023, but he'll likely stay put for at least one more season.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Sun 1/24/21 6:55 PM

Rodgers completed 33 of 48 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 31-26 loss to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game.
EDGE Analysis
As has been the case for the entirety of the season, Rodgers played at an MVP level and nearly led the Packers back from an 18-point deficit. He hit on several big plays to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, connecting for a 50-yard touchdown early in the second quarter as well as gains of 29 and 24 yards. Rodgers' other two scores came from eight and two yards, respectively. His only glaring error came just before halftime, when he threw an interception that ultimately led to a Buccaneers touchdown. Looking toward the 2021 season, Rodgers remains under contract with the Packers and is likely to return to the team to continue his high level of play.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Sat 1/16/21 8:19 PM

Rodgers completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Rams. He also added a rushing touchdown.
EDGE Analysis
Rodgers made the strong Rams' defense look ordinary in the win, completing five pass for more than 20 yards. He regularly extended plays when pressure got through the line, including a 33-yard completion to Robert Tonyan just before halftime. Rodgers also delivered a perfect, game-clinching strike to Allen Lazard over the middle of the field in the fourth quarter for a 58-yard touchdown. He and the Packers will now await their opponent in the NFC Championship Game, but will be hosting either the Saints or Buccaneers at Lambeau Field.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Sun 1/3/21 7:41 PM

Rodgers completed 19 of 24 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 35-16 win over the Bears.
EDGE Analysis
Rodgers threw three touchdowns in the first half and could've had another deep one to start the second if not for a drop. Although Chicago failed to secure a couple would-be interceptions, Rodgers once again got the best of his long-time divisional foe, locking up the NFC's top seed in the process. At 37 years old, Rodgers set a new Packers franchise record with 48 passing touchdowns versus just five interceptions and added another three scores on the ground as well. That massive production will likely earn Rodgers his third career MVP award. The superstar signal-caller will now get a week off before Green Bay hosts a divisional-round playoff game.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Mon 12/28/20 12:49 AM

Rodgers completed 21 of 25 pass attempts for 231 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 40-14 win over the Titans. He added 19 yards on three carries.
EDGE Analysis
Rodgers was in his element on a snowy night at Lambeau Field under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football. While the veteran gunslinger did throw his fifth interception of the season, his four incompletions marked a new low for 2020. The 36-year-old currently sits north of a 70 percent completion rate for the first time in his career, while also eclipsing the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth time over 11 full seasons. With 44 touchdowns to the aforementioned five picks, Rodgers has put himself firmly in the MVP discussion. Look for the future Hall of Famer to end the year on a high note as the Packers attempt to lock up the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye when they take on the Bears in Week 17.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Sun 12/20/20 12:13 AM

Rodgers completed 20 of his 29 pass attempts for 143 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Panthers. He added five rushes for 26 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
EDGE Analysis
Rodgers was in rhythm early and led the Packers to touchdowns on each of their first two drives. He capped the first with a one-yard touchdown toss to Robert Tonyan, before rushing into the end zone for a five-yard touchdown on Green Bay's second drive. However, Rodgers wouldn't reach the end zone again and took to the air only 10 times in the second half after building a three-possession lead. The Packers will likely be in for a more competitive game in Week 16 against the Titans, which should give Rodgers more of a chance to work downfield.

Aaron Rodgers
QB GB (13)
Sun 12/13/20 8:45 PM

Rodgers completed 26 of 33 pass attempts for 290 yards and three touchdowns, adding six carries for 13 yards and a rushing TD during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Lions.
EDGE Analysis
After Detroit managed to keep the game tied through two quarters, Rodgers led the Packers to a combined 17 points over Green Bay's first three drives of the second half. In doing so, the eight-time Pro Bowler helped his team secure a second consecutive NFC North crown. Rodgers also currently has Green Bay situated as the conference's top seed, and it's hard to argue his 39:4 TD:INT isn't of MVP level. The 10-3 Packers prepare to host the sliding Panthers on Saturday night.