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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:18 PM

Aaron Rodgers tells Packers he doesn't want to return, per report

Source: USA Today

The tension between the Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers might have hit a new level.

Rodgers has told multiple members of the organization that he does not want to return to the team, ESPN reported Thursday.

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was insistent in his pre-draft news conference that the team was committed to the reigning NFL MVP.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/aaron-rodgers-tells-packers-he-doesnt-want-to-return-per-report/ar-BB1gc0bJ?li=BBnb7Kz



A large meteor just hit the world of sports.

I wouldn't normally post a sports related story on the LBN forum and this will likely be the only time that I do.

But this is Aaron Rodgers that we're talking about. A legend, a future hall of famer...

His career speaks for itself. As a Vikings fan, my jaw is currently on the floor. Any other NFC North fans here? Bears Lions Vikings, what are your thoughts?

Also for any NFL fan, regardless who you cheer for, what are your thoughts?

Is your jaw on the floor right now?

Yes, I'm over-sensationalizing this but, damn...

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Reply Aaron Rodgers tells Packers he doesn't want to return, per report (Original post)
Imallin4Joe Apr 2021 OP
Tommy Carcetti Apr 2021 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2021 #2
ZonkerHarris Apr 2021 #11
exboyfil Apr 2021 #3
Angleae May 2021 #34
exboyfil May 2021 #36
zipplewrath Apr 2021 #4
exboyfil Apr 2021 #5
TheRickles Apr 2021 #6
Yavin4 Apr 2021 #10
Auggie Apr 2021 #7
Dustlawyer Apr 2021 #24
Mysterian Apr 2021 #8
riversedge Apr 2021 #9
mountain grammy Apr 2021 #18
milestogo Apr 2021 #12
chowder66 Apr 2021 #13
milestogo Apr 2021 #15
chowder66 Apr 2021 #16
milestogo Apr 2021 #23
Upthevibe Apr 2021 #25
colorado_ufo Apr 2021 #14
Auggy74 Apr 2021 #20
EndlessWire Apr 2021 #30
LineLineLineNew Reply ?
colorado_ufo Apr 2021 #31
Joe Nation Apr 2021 #17
lkinwi Apr 2021 #19
Sancho Apr 2021 #21
TxVietVet Apr 2021 #22
denbot Apr 2021 #26
Angleae May 2021 #35
PJMcK Apr 2021 #27
FSogol Apr 2021 #28
Crowman2009 Apr 2021 #29
Maxheader Apr 2021 #32
Mosby Apr 2021 #33
newdayneeded May 2021 #37

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:25 PM

1. Because he wants to host Jeopardy, obvs. nt

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:27 PM

2. I thought he did a pretty good job on Jeopardy.

This is a chance to get out before he suffers a serious injury.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:39 PM

11. I thought he was boring and slow on Jeopardy. Please lords of TV, dont stick us with him there

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:27 PM

3. Dust off that Watson trade package

Dolphins, Broncos, Panthers, and 49ers. No not the Bears - they won't take that call.

Post 6/1 Trade

$21M cap 2021
$16 M cap 2022

The receiving team better make sure that he is on board with playing for them (under the rest of his contract). He might look to reset his contract though (double dip that bonus money).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:35 PM

34. Until the league finishes with their investigation of Watson he's basically untradable.

Rumors are going around he might be suspended for the year.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #34)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:08 PM

36. I met making the same offer for Rogers

A year sounds about right assuming he can get settlements in place.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:36 PM

4. Lions fan here

He's at the end of his career and not interested in "building" or any multiyear plan. He's Brady looking for a team that can win NOW. I suspect he's Montana more than Brady, i.e. a veteran looking for one more "win". I think he is looking to pull a "Payton Manning". It's really hard to do. I wish him luck. But I suspect it is a result of a management at Green Bay that doesn't inspire him to immediate results.

Oh, and no, this doesn't belong in LBN. Sports don't really rise to this level.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:43 PM

5. Two NFC Championship appearances in a row

If they can get some trade assets for Jordan Love, then they can go all in this year and have a shot at a SB. I think only the Saints or 49ers would be a better situation for him (and that is arguable).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 05:08 PM

6. Or the Patriots....

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:39 PM

10. "NO GOD! PLEASE NO!!! NOOOOOOOOOO"

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:23 PM

7. Saints: perfect fit for Rodgers

Playoff calibre team.

San Francisco is drafting a QB. Period.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:07 PM

24. Drove across Louisiana today and sports talk was talking about the Saints and their needs.

They have lost a lot of key players and donít think they will be good next year.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:30 PM

8. Whoa...this drops right when the draft is starting

He must have wanted to screw them over or something.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:39 PM

9. Being a WI Packer fan, I am stunned.

I do not want to think about it

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Response to riversedge (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:36 PM

18. He's the only reason I watch the Packers!

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Response to milestogo (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:57 PM

13. So I guess he doesn't have a mind of his own?

How can you blame this on a fiancť?

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Response to milestogo (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:13 PM

16. That's on him not some other person.

Maybe there is more to him than what the public sees?

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Response to milestogo (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:09 PM

25. milestogo....

Are you referring to Shailene Woodley? She's a wonderful progressive and activist.

Maybe I misunderstood your comment.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:00 PM

14. John Elway, are you listening?

Heads up!

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:46 PM

20. Rumor mill..

But the leading contenders for the services of Mr Rogers are the Raiders and the Broncos. And from what I'm seeing in other places, the deal could be done tonight.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 03:07 AM

30. Eff Elway. n/t

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:08 PM

31. ?

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:35 PM

17. Vikings fan here, I'm torn about this.

I think the Vikings stand a better chance without Rodgers but I do love to watch him play. He has the calmest head in the game. Maybe the Vikings will sign him? It could happen.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:43 PM

19. I have mixed feelings.

I love Aaron, but Iím first and foremost a Packers fan. Iíll cross my fingers for a great trade.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:31 PM

21. There's an opening in New Orleans...

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:50 PM

22. I think he'll go closer to HOME.

California.

49ers, Chargers or Raiders.

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Response to TxVietVet (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:25 PM

26. You forgot one possibility..

Dare even we Ram fans hope..?

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Response to denbot (Reply #26)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:38 PM

35. After sending 2 1st and 1 3rd round picks to Detroit for Matthew Stafford? I really doubt it.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:33 PM

27. Meh

Overpaid athletes don't interest me.

Sorry, sports fans. The opinions and inner-gamesmanship of professional sports leaves me cold. The players are almost all millionaires who play games for billionaires while the working stiffs pay for it all.

I'm going sailing.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:36 PM

28. What soured the relationship? n/t

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:46 PM

29. Good! Maybe my Lions will win another game next season.

Hopefully he never returns.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:38 PM

32. He'll be like brady and look for warmer climates...



The saints?...miami?

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 03:53 PM

33. He got mad because they shopped him

And then didn't pull the trigger.

He's mentally moved on.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:42 AM

37. Bay window

I'm staring out my bay window looking at the "G" on the stadium as I type this. I'm starting to think Rodgers was already starting the grumbling before the Love pick. I bet thats why they drafted Love. To kick start Rodgers in the ass (and it worked) and to prepare for the anticipated flare up that is happening now with him.

In other words the Packers saw this coming and hedged their bet by getting Love.

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