Contrary to popular belief, it is not all about the money.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are still at odds, and no amount of money, greens, shekels or anything else will seemingly change the quarterback’s view.
According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rodgers rejected a contract extension that would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL and kept him at Green Bay for the next five years.
This offseason, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him at Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the highest-paid QB and footballer.
Rodgers declined the offer, proof it wasn’t about the money.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
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This offseason, the Packers offered Aaron Rodgers a two-year contract extension that would have tied him at Green Bay for five more seasons and made him the QB and highest-paid football player. Rodgers declined the offer, proof it’s not about the money, ”Schefter tweeted Tuesday.
Rodgers still has three years on his current contract, but he no longer has any guaranteed money on his contract after the 2021 season, which suggests that this coming season will be his last in a Packers uniform. At first glance, that fate could happen a year sooner if Rodgers decides he’s done with Green Bay.
Rodgers has ignored all of the team’s voluntary activities this offseason amid a feud with the team. Reports suggest Rodgers is unhappy with GM Brian Gutekunst, but the Packers’ brass will not part ways with GM and has offered several votes of confidence throughout the offseason.
So it turns out that money really can’t solve everything.