Report: Aaron Rodgers does not want to return to Packers

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has reportedly told members of the organization he does not want to return to the team next season.

The Packers traded up in the first round of last year's NFL Draft to select quarterback Jordan Love but did not inform Rodgers prior to the selection. In addition, the Packers did not draft a single wide receiver out of a strong class, negating one of their top needs.

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Rodgers responded by winning the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player award and leading the Packers to their second straight championship game. But Rodgers made cryptic comments throughout the season hinting that last season could be his last in Green Bay.

The speculation continued this offseason when Pro Football Talk reported that Rodgers was seeking a contract extension for his deal that runs through the 2023 season.

According to Schefter's report, Packers team president Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur have each made separate trips to meet with Rodgers at various points this offseason and are "aware of his feelings."

Rodgers name has surfaced in numerous trade discussions since including a Thursday morning report that involved a mega-deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Although the trades have been shot down, Rodgers' status with the Packers will be a key storyline in this weekend's NFL Draft.

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